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Facebook acquires Population Maker BigBox VR: One

Facebook has acquired another developer of a popular virtual reality game, Bigbox VR, makers of the battle royale VR title, announced Friday. Population: One, Will join Oculus Studios.

pop: one It stormed the VR scene just nine months ago and is consistently ranked as one of the top-performing titles on the Oculus platform, offering up to 24 people at a time to connect, play, and compete in a virtual world. brings together,” Mike Verdeau, VP of Content at Facebook Reality Labs wrote in a blog post. “And while bringing in social players pop: oneThe quirky humour, constant updates, and the pure fun of the environment keep them coming back again and again – we’ve even seen players set up time to meet in-game for a synchronous social experience.”

Population: One It was a hit, “After just a few months” grossing over $10 million on Oculus stores. Vardu said in a February blog post that. game, which is available on both Oculus Store and on steamAccording to Verdu, it “will continue to be supported on all of its existing platforms”. And the game will get regular updates, BigBox VR says on its website.

But it is not yet clear what other major changes in operations could be due to the acquisition. Bigbox VR has big plans for the future pop: one and for other projects, but we are not ready to share details at this time,” Vardu says vaguely.

Bigbox VR joins several other VR studios that Facebook has shut down over the years. the company acquired ahead Developer Downpour Interactive in April, loan eco Creator Ready to Dawn last June, Asgard’s Wrath Producer Sanjaru Games in February 2020, and hit the saber Developer Beat Games in November 2019.

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