Facebook wants to continue growing and be present in all booming industries. For example, the business of banking and money. On the one hand, the social network company continues in its efforts to get Libra, its crypto currency; on the other hand, it will include a tool that will allow you to make payments from your apps.
But there are other industries where the promise of huge profits stimulates Facebook’s appetite. Video games are another example. A sector in continuous growth, which already generates more money than music or cinema, could not be far from the plans of Mark Zuckerberg’s company.
Facebook already owns Oculus Studios and has now closed the acquisition of a renowned indie video game studio Beat Games responsible, for example, for Beat Saber.
Mike Verdu, director of content at Oculus, has announced the purchase and has given a glimpse that this operation is only one step ahead. “We are delighted that Beat Games is joining our team. This is just the beginning,” he said.
The director assures that Beat Games joins Oculus Studios, but it will continue to operate independently. It’s about people being able to “experience music and gaming in virtual reality,” he says.
Verdu praises the achievements of Beat Games, which he considers “impressive”. But he believes that together they can do great things: “Facebook and the Beat Games team know that there is much more that can be done in virtual reality, games and music.
The content director of Oculus believes that “they barely scratched the surface with Beat Saber in terms of social features, music and more. We are excited to join forces and see where virtual reality gaming comes to with this talented team.