Google acquires the VR company behind Job Simulator and others


Despite recent sales results, it seems Google is truly dedicated to its virtual reality ventures as the company has announced its acquisition of Owlchemy Labs. The company is best known for Job Simulator and Rick and Morty: Virtual Rick-ality popular VR games available for the Oculus Rift, PS VR, and HTC Vive.

However, these games are full-platform titles, and not available for mobile devices using something like the Daydream View or Gear VR headsets. This acquisition points to Google’s plans to create more immersive content for use with Daydream, but also states plans to work across “many different platforms”.

They’ve helped set a high bar for what engagement can be like in virtual worlds, and do it all with a great sense of humor!

We’re hoping to hear more about Daydream and Google’s plans for virtual reality at Google I/O 2017, which is slated to kick off in less than a week. Let us know what you think about this acquisition and if you want to see Job Simulator ported to Android for use with your Daydream View.

[Google Blog]


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