Facebook, which says it has acquired game developer Sanzaru Games, will join the Oculus gaming group in Facebook's virtual reality (VR) division. Sanzaru's home page shows it is a developer of a number of games, including Sonic the Hedgehog and several Marvel games.
The company's most popular VR game is "Asgard's wrath", which was officially launched in October last year. After its launch, it won a higher score from the players and was selected into several "game of the year" lists.
Sanzaru has nearly 100 employees, and "the vast majority" will join Facebook's Oculus division, including its founders, Facebook said on Tuesday. The company will continue to operate independently in its current office. The terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. In the months between the acquisition, Facebook has just acquired Beat Games, the developer of another famous VR game, Beat Saber.
"We are exploring several ways to accelerate VR development," a Facebook spokesman said in an email. We believe that developing content outside of oculus and Facebook is a good thing. However, in order to provide complete support for content development and enhance the user experience, it is also meaningful for us to have deeper control over development. "