The tech giant, Facebook has acquired Beat Games, the maker of the popular virtual reality (VR) music game “Beat Saber,” the social media giant announced Tuesday. Beat Games will operate as an independent studio under Oculus Studios, and continue to support “Beat Saber” on all existing platforms, according to a blog post penned by Facebook AR/VR director of content Mike Verdu.
According to Business Insider, It was the developer’s first VR game to sell more than 1 million copies earlier this year and has since become a top title on Facebook’s Oculus Quest as well. In fact, the popularity of “Beat Saber” has been such a boon for VR that Facebook prominently included the game in advertisements for the VR headset.
The Music Company “Beat Saber” initially started out with an EDM-heavy music catalog, including many original tracks composed by the studio’s co-founder Jaroslav Beck. However, as the game became more and more popular, Beat games were also able to sign a number of high-profile music deals, bringing tracks from Imagine Dragons and Panic at the Disco to its audience.
The story which they aim to prove over time is this: An indie studio joins forces with some like-minded allies, and together they find a way to push VR to new heights.