Google has acquired a VR diversion studio behind such popular gaming titles as Job Simulator and Rick and Morty: Virtual Rick-ality.
In a blog post, a first group of a Austin-based Owlchemy Labs minute that it has been acquired and will be fasten a group during Google. “Today is a REAAAALLY BIG day for Owlchemy. We’re definitely anxious to announce that Owlchemy Labs has been acquired by Google!”
Owlchemy Labs, founded in 2010, has lifted $5 million in seed funding from Capital Factory, Qualcomm Ventures, Colopl VR Fund, HTC and The Venture Reality Fund.
The games studio will continue to build calm underneath Google’s instruction for a many platforms it is now on, including a HTC Vive, PS VR and Oculus Rift.
We are stability to do all of this with even some-more support and concentration on building overwhelming stuff. It’s impossibly sparkling that Google and Owlchemy are so good aligned on a goals and prophesy for a destiny of VR.
Job Simulator has been one of a many successful VR diversion titles to be expelled so far. The association has said that a pretension was a best-selling diversion for a PlayStation VR store and has reached over $3 million in income — a vital success given a apportion of headsets out in a wild.
In a blog post, Relja Markovic, Google’s engineering executive of VR and AR, minute that together a teams will “be operative to emanate engaging, immersive games and building new communication models opposite many opposite platforms to continue bringing a best VR practice to life.”
Google is investing poignant resources into practical existence as it looks to make a Android smartphone OS a de facto height for VR by a Daydream initiative. A singular series of inclination are now able of using on Daydream, though Google’s some-more bare-bones system, Cardboard, is a many renouned VR height out there, with some-more than 10 million headsets sole over a final several years.
Google has been concerned in a proliferation of VR content, as well; a company’s cross-platform portrayal pretension Tilt Brush is a favorite among creatives, while the pier of Google Earth that a association expelled progressing this year has collected poignant attention, as well.