• Facebook's Oculus acquires studio BigBox VR for multiplayer games - CNET

    4 days ago - By CNET

    The Population: One battle royale game will still be available for other VR headsets besides Facebook's Oculus products.
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  • Facebook just bought the Fortnite of VR

    Facebook just bought the Fortnite of VR

    4 days ago - By The Verge

    A character in Population: One. | Image: BigBox VR
    Facebook has acquired yet another developer of a popular virtual reality game, announcing on Friday that BigBox VR, makers of the battle royale VR title Population: One, will be joining Oculus Studios.
    “ POP: ONE stormed onto the VR scene just nine months ago and has consistently ranked as one the top-performing titles on the Oculus platform, bringing together up to 24 people at a time to connect, play, and compete in a virtual world,” Mike Verdu, the VP of content at Facebook Reality Labs, wrote in a blog post. “And while social is...
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  • Facebook buys game studio BigBox VR

    4 days ago - By TechCrunch

    Facebook has bought several virtual reality game studios over the past couple years, and they added one more to their portfolio Friday with the acquisition of Seattle-based BigBox VR .
    The studio's major title, Population: One, was one of the big post-launch releases for Facebook's Oculus Quest 2 headset and is a pretty direct Fortnite clone, copying a number of key gameplay techniques while adapting them for the movements unique to virtual reality and bringing in their own lore and art style.
    As has been the case for most of these studio acquisitions, terms weren't disclosed. BigBox...
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