Facebook secures the designers of VR military test system Onward
Deluge Interactive is joining Oculus
Facebook’s Oculus division has grabbed up one more mainstream augmented reality game designer. On Friday, the organization reported it has procured Downpour Interactive, the studio behind the hit multiplayer military test system Onward.
“We’ve seen incredible accomplishment with Onward on the Oculus stage for quite a while — first on Rift and all the more as of late on Quest,” Mike Verdu, Facebook’s VP of AR/VR content, said in a blog entry. “Turning out to be essential for the Oculus Studios family will offer Downpour Interactive the chance to develop both the Onward people group with the full help of Oculus Studios assets, and, later on, seek after different undertakings.”
Everybody from Downpour Interactive will move over to the Oculus Studios group “in some limit,” Verdu said. He additionally affirmed that Onward will in any case be upheld on the entirety of the stages where it’s presently accessible: the Oculus Rift, Oculus Quest, and Steam.
Dante Buckley, organizer and CEO of Downpour Interactive, said in a FAQ on the studio’s site that Onward’s component guide “stays unaltered” and that the studio plans to “speed up the speed of our turn of events” in view of the procurement. Storm Interactive will likewise keep on holding “full control of all turn of events,” he said.
The obtaining is Facebook’s most recent to reinforce Oculus Studios. The organization purchased Beat Saber designer Beat Games in November 2019, Asgard’s Wrath producer Sanzaru Games in February 2020, and Lone Echo maker Ready at Dawn in June 2020.