American tech giant Facebook has acquired Prague-based virtual game startup Beat Games.
The startup is behind a global virtual game success Beat Saber, which was designed by Slovak natives Ján Ilavský and Vladimír Hrinčár in cooperation with Czech Jaroslav Beck.
“We are thrilled to join forces to see where this talented team takes VR gaming in the future,” Mike Verdu, Director of Content at Oculus, wrote in a blog post on November 26.
Beat Games, formerly known as Hyperbolic Magnetism, has joined Facebook’s Oculus Studios but will operate independently in the Czech Republic. This suggests Beat Saber will go on being present across all supported platforms but with more support from Facebook.
28. Nov 2019 at 22:30 | Compiled by Spectator staff