Facebook has acquired Onward developer Downpour Interactive

Facebook has acquired Onward developer Downpour Interactive

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Facebook has acquired Downpour Interactive, developer of VR military sim Onward. Mike Verdu, VP, AR/VR Content at Facebook, issued a statement on the Oculus site, saying that “as part of the Oculus Studios team, Downpour Interactive will expand upon its ethos of creating stand-out games that evoke the human spirit and give players a ‘downpour’ of emotion. We’re so happy to welcome them to the family.”

Everyone at Downpour Interactive will be join the Oculus Studios team “in some capacity”, while Verdu gives this as the reason for the acquisition:

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