Facebook Buys Population: One Developer BigBox VR

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Since its mammoth purchase of Oculus Rift in 2014, Facebook has continued to invest in gaming and VR-focused companies. Its latest acquisition is BigBox VR, the studio behind popular VR game Population: One, as reported by The Verge.

Sometimes compared to Fortnite, Population: One has translated the battle royale genre into VR, though Facebook has also praised the game’s social elements in a blog post about the acquisition.

“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,” Facebook Reality Labs’ Mike Verdu wrote. “While social is bringing players into POP: ONE, the quirky humor, continual updates, and pure fun of the environment keeps them coming back time and time again–we’ve even seen players scheduling time to meet in-game for a synchronous social experience.”

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