An investment of Facebook shows a new strategy for the Tech group
The CEO of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, as he uses the VR-Headset Oculus Rift. Facebook/Tech Insider
- Facebook has bought Sanzaru Games, a game developer, the video Games for the Virtual Reality platform Oculus developed.
- Since 2016 Sanzaru has already developed four games for the Oculus platform, including the critically acclaimed role-playing game “Asgard’s Wrath”.
- The purchase gives an insight into the strategy of Facebook, since it has long been known that the CEO Mark Zuckerberg has a great interest in the topic of Virtual Reality.
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Facebook has bought the company Sanzaru Games. This is a US-American game developers, the video Games for the Virtual Reality platform Oculus developed.
Since 2016 Sanzaru has developed four games for the Oculus platform, including the critically acclaimed video game “Asgard’s Wrath”. The Action role-playing game in which you fight with the Norse gods, was reviewed by the experts at the website Metacritic, with 88 percent, and by critics as “the most ambitious, and most impressive VR game of all time” referred to.
Blog post announces “incredible year” for VR Games
On Tuesday, Oculus, the developer of the Rift VR headset — a Blog post with the title “welcome by Sanzaru Games in Facebook” (“Welcome Sanzaru Games to Facebook has published”). Therein, the company shall notify that Sanzaru Facebook connect, “a future with a wide range of exciting and unique VR-secure Games”.
Further, the post explains that while “the vast majority” of employees will switch to the Oculus Studios, Sanzaru, but continues to be an “independent Studio will be working from his current office”.
The post also gives suggestions on the strategy for the Tech group, as the authors suggest further Acquisitions of Facebook in the area of Virtual Reality: “We are exploring many ways to accelerate to VR and, in 2020, an incredible year for the release of VR will be Games. We are glad that Sanzaru is joining our Team. This is just one of the many amazing VR-announcements we have this year in stock.“
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has long been interested in Virtual Reality
In this way, Facebook can drive its activities in the areas of Virtual Reality and VR Gaming forward — two topics that are of interest to the CEO Mark Zuckerberg has already since a long time.
The Social Media giant has acquired Oculus in 2014 for approximately two billion dollars (1.8 billion euros). Zuckerberg described Oculus according to Reports, as “the clear market leader, with the potential to be the next important, or one of the most important computing platforms”.
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Only recently, Facebook bought the VR-Studio Beat Games from Prague. The company is mainly for the development of the VR music game “Beat Saber” known.
The contents of the website of Sanzaru were obviously reduced due to the news. The Homepage provides a simple and clear message: “Excited for what is to come!” (“Excited for what’s to come!”)
This Text was translated by Franziska Heck out of the English. The original version can be found here.