Facebook’s Oculus Buys Ready at Dawn Game Studio

By Annie Baker ● June 23, 2020
  • This week, Facebook’s Oculus virtual reality headset subsidiary announced it has acquired a gaming studio called Ready At Dawn

This week, Facebook’s Oculus virtual reality headset subsidiary announced it has acquired a gaming studio called Ready At Dawn. Ready At Dawn is known for the games The Order: 1886 and Lone Echo for the Oculus devices.

Lone Echo is a game where players work as artificial intelligence and help a human captain solve problems. Due to the popularity of the game, Ready At Dawn has been developing Lone Echo 2.

Before working on virtual reality, Ready At Dawn was developing games like God of War: Chains of Olympus, God of War: Ghost of Sparta, Daxter, and The Order: 1886.

Going forward, Ready At Dawn is going to remain an independently operated developer within the Oculus Studios team out of its offices in Portland, Oregon and Irvine, California. And Ready At Dawn will retain its team members.

“We’re extremely pleased with Echo VR’s success on Quest, and Ready At Dawn will continue to support and iterate on that franchise. Ready At Dawn has exciting plans for future games, and we hope to bring those experiences to as many people as possible, but we’re not ready to share details at this time,” wrote Mike Verdu, VP, AR/VR Content at Facebook.

The terms of the deal were undisclosed.