This week came with big news from and about Owlchemy Labs. Google announced that it was successful in acquiring the famed Virtual Reality developer, news later confirmed by the studio itself. Both companies released statements on the matter on their respective blog pages.
Owlchemy Labs, the Developer of More Than One Award-Wining Games
Founded back in 2007, the Owlchemy Labs studio became famous thanks to its products and for having quite a personality. Both its Job Simulator game and the Rick and Morty: Virtual Rick-ality went to receive their share of awards, as Google pointed out in its post. The internet giant company also stated that the studio contributed to the development of VR.
They did so by “setting a high bar” and redefining engagement in virtual reality. Google also expressed some of its plans revolving around this new acquisition.
“Together [with Owlchemy Labs], we’ll be working to create engaging, immersive games and developing new interaction models across many different platforms […]. There is so much more to build and learn, so stay tuned!”
In its release, Owlchemy Labs said that its team is “positively thrilled” to reveal the acquisition. They presented this as a chance for building ‘awesome’ new things and moving forward, ‘stronger than ever’. Owlchemy’s team also went to reassure its supporters about the faith of its ongoing projects.
More exactly, the studio developers will continue focusing and working on its hand interactions technique. They will also pursue the studio’s mission of ensuring a high-quality user experience. Just as Google, Owlchemy Labs sees the great potential and high accessibility of VR as a computing platform. At the same time, it also stressed the significant amount of work that still needs to be done in the area.
The company said that it shares “an incredible overlap in vision” with Google and that it is free to pursue any interesting problem or raw creation and spirit. As it will continue working in this still “early days of VR”, Owlchemy Labs seems set to maintain its “highly polished”, unique character and sense of humor.
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