With the acquisition of Downpour Interactive, the creator of the virtual reality shooter Onward, Facebook has now closed its fourth virtual reality development studio acquisition. Onward has arisen to become one of the most popular virtual reality titles on the Facebook Oculus Quest platform ever since its launch.
The Oculus blog noted that Dante Buckley, Founder, and CEO of Downpour Interactive, has been a source of inspiration within the VR industry for several years due to Onward’s remarkable success, a multi-platform multiplayer MilSim. Onward is Dante and Downpour Interactive’s first game and a multiplayer masterpiece packed with challenges, tactics, and teamwork.
“Today is a very exciting day for Onward and the Downpour team, we are joining Oculus Studios at Facebook! I remember when I wrote the first line of code for Onward and walked around “Cargo,” one of the first maps in game. Putting on a VR headset and building this dream game was a magical experience every day. From those early days to now, Onward and Downpour have grown and made huge strides in the VR industry. I can’t thank my team enough for their hard work and dedication, as well our passionate and dedicated player community.”
“With us joining Oculus Studios at Facebook, we can now realize Onward’s full vision with tremendous support and resources. This means a better game for all our players on all platforms. There are no changes in hierarchy or in vision, everyone at Downpour is still working hard to deliver you the best game possible. Thank you all for your continued support, and stay tuned for future updates and content.”
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