Google just acquired a most successful VR games maker studio Owlchemy Labs, who made Job Simulator and ‘Rick and Morty – Virtual Rick-ality’. Job Simulator alone got sold $3 million worth copies in Q1 2017. (Google official blog post)
There are no details on the money involved but the Owlchemy will keep working as it is with the backing from Google.
Previously, Google acquired Skillman & Hackett studio who build ‘Tilt Brush’ and following the news ‘Job Simulator’ will also join Google’s Daydream platform soon.
To all VR and AR enthusiasts – keep an eye on Google because they will acquire more VR or AR focused studios in coming years. That’s the reason why they don’t disclose the deal amount, think, you’ll know why.
Source – Theverge