Care to tell us what RAD wanted to work on? They look quite happy working on the sequel to their successful Lone Echo.Completely at odds with the things the studio wanted to work on, but fair enough to them. They got business done.
They already have for the last few years. It's called Oculus.Honestly, FB needs to find a better brand to advance their gaming image. FB is increasingly a repository for people to re-post political content to espouse their already apparent allegiances. Or to get mad at something they could give less than two shits about.
Check out Lone Echo. It's one of the earliest VR games and it still pops up on "best of" lists. I haven't been able to play it yet since I only own PSVR but it's quite a looker even on video.This... doesn’t sound good. I don’t even care about who gets what, but will RAD even get to make traditional games here? For every Half Life: Alyx, there’s waves of gimmicky, disappointing stuff.
I guess I need to research their last VR game.
Facebook's VR division is going quite well according to them. They're expanding their porftolio of first party studios more and more each year and have a very strong exclusive game library. They're the 4th big console manufacturer but nobody has realized this yet.How did Amazon's acquisition turn out for them? How long before Google shutters their Stadia studio? What happened to Facebook's own VR meddling?
Where are we going, Papa Facebook?
Care to tell us what RAD wanted to work on? They look quite happy working on a sequel to their successful Lone Echo.
Alright, my bad. AAA third person could still mean it's a new Oculus exclusive, though.
What probably happened is that AAA game got axed, they didn't update their careers tab, and with no way to support a company on VR games alone, they took whatever FB offered them.
Oculus isn’t holistic, it signifies a specific product line in the gaming segment under FB’s management. Plus it’s typically marketed as Oculus by Facebook in many of their marketing materials, as though the market needs to know or has forgotten.They already have for the last few years. It's called Oculus.
Honestly I haven't paid much attention to Oculus/Facebook but it all just sounds like Microsoft Xbox and Sony PlayStation to me, as in tech companies that have a gaming division, and I figure the average person isn't that aware as well.Oculus isn’t holistic, it signifies a specific product line in the gaming segment under FB’s management. Plus it’s typically marketed as Oculus by Facebook in many of their marketing materials, as though the market needs to know or has forgotten.
Which is the opossite of what VR users have been expecting. Everyone assumed Oculus was going to buy them out at some point because of their games they've done for Oculus since 2017. Which -according to some- have fared better than anything else they've done before their move to VR. Almost as if... they've finally found something that they truly excel at.RIP
This is one acquisition I did not see coming. Everyone assumed Sony buying them out was a sure thing due to their history (myself included)
I will miss you RAD
Does this mean they won't be making games for consoles anymore?
FB has deep pockets. If there's any secret deals that surface in the future I'd bet any money Sony offered to buy them, but FB paid more.It's a shame, I think it would have been a better fit to be purchased by Sony. The Order had its flaws but in many areas it was a world class top tier game and it was only their first AAA home console game. Before that they did an awesome job with God of War on the portables.
They would have been a great addition for PSVR games, a The Order sequel fixing its flaws, creating great worls in new IPs and contributing to the Sony engines and tools, I think they would have added many cool things for Sony and I think Sony would have helped them in many areas.
Instead they go with Facebook, a company who maybe got bored of VR in a couple of years and shut down their VR gaming division.
MS also has deep pockets and look what they did with Mixer. FB also shut down stuff that didn't work for them. Gaming and specially VR needs time and I'm not sure if FB will have enough patience.FB has deep pockets. If there's any secret deals that surface in the future I'd bet any money Sony offered to buy them, but FB paid more.
RAD has the perfect combo of what Sony looks for..... partnerships in the past, SP story based games, and even VR experience if Sony wanted to shift them to do VR instead. With their experience they could flip flop between traditional game and VR game for PS5.