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Studio behind VR Shooter ‘Onward’ is bought by Facebook

Studio behind VR Shooter ‘Onward’ is bought by Facebook

Recently, the social media giant breaks the stream, announcing their acquisition of Downpour Interactive- the developer of the most popular VR first-person shooter Onward. The title that is available on Rift and Quest platforms or company, as well as through valve’s Steam store is there on the virtual reality top sellers in the recent coming years.

Facebook is all ready to add a new developer to Oculus Studios stable. The company has acquired Downpour Interactive, the team that was behind first-person VR Shooter Onward. However, Facebook has not disclosed any of the financial terms of this deal but has said the entire studio is going to be included in this transaction.

This means for the future of Onward, two have said that they are continuing to support the game on all of the platforms where it is currently available. And this all includes Steam, where Onward came out in early 2016. With Facebook’s financial backing, Downpour is planning to start its work on all the new projects. While it hasn’t shared any of the information but it said it hopes to bring those experiences to as many people as it is possible.

Facebook is always on heights and on something of a shopping spree lately when it comes to VR studios. This is an interesting deal, particularly after the attempt of the company to create an ambitious first-person shooter of its own, since 2019 only, the company has acquired Beat Saber creator Beat Games, Sanzaru Games and there is one more noticeable as well Ready at Dawn. By the end of this summer 2021, the latter is going to release its new game Lone Echo II.

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Steven Ly is the Startup Program and Events Manager at TheNextHint Inc. She recruits rockstar startups for all TC events including Disrupt, meetups, Sessions, and more both domestically and internationally. Previously, she helped produce Dreamforce with Salesforce and Next '17 with Google. Prior to that, she was on the advertising teams at both Facebook and AdRoll, helping support advertisers in North America and helped grow those brands globally. Outside of work, Priya enjoys Flywheel, tacos, the 49ers, and adventuring around the globe.

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