Facebook continues to expand its influence in the world of video games. Now, it did so by acquiring Ready at Dawn, a development studio best known for being responsible behind The Order: 1886, one of the first PlayStation 4 exclusives.
In a statement posted on the Oculus site, Facebook reported that Ready At Dawn is already part of the Facebook studios. As you can imagine, the acquisition is for the development studio to focus on creating content for Oculus VR, Facebook’s virtual reality platform.
It’s worth noting that while the studio is best known for its work on The Order: 1886 and in the PSP installments of God of War, Ready at Dawn has experience in the VR world. This is because they are the studio behind the Lone Echo series which marked a before and after in the mechanics of movement in the world of virtual reality.
In the statement, Facebook confirmed that all Ready at Dawn members will join the Oculus Studios team. Thus, no person lost their job as part of this acquisition.
That said, it is important to note that the company will operate independently. In other words, they will continue with their own way of working in their offices. The difference is that they will now develop projects for Oculus and that they will have the support of Facebook.
Also, it is said that the acquisition of Ready at Dawn and Beat Studios is not the end of Facebook’s plans. In fact, they assure that they continue to explore options, so don’t be surprised if another company will soon join their ranks.
“We’re exploring many ways to accelerate VR, and we have awesome and innovative plans for the next few years of gaming. We are thrilled to have Ready At Dawn join our team,” the company explained.