Some of us still associate Ready At Dawn with the cinematic PS4 shooter The Order: 1886, but recently, the studio has leaned into VR with games like Lone Echo and its in-development sequel Lone Echo II. That path is even more set in stone today. Facebook went ahead and acquired Ready at Dawn.
Excited to share that weâre joining the Oculus Studios team! Together, we will continue to pursue a future of rich, immersive and original VR game content. Excited for whatâs to come! https://t.co/Cmj2bAGtO5— Ready At Dawn (@RAD_Studios) June 22, 2020
According to Oculus, "the entire Ready At Dawn team will be joining the Oculus Studios team."
The current staff "will continue to build amazing game experiences as an independent studio operating out of their current offices in Irvine, CA, and Portland, OR, with the full support of Facebook and the Oculus Studios team behind them." Despite a delay, Lone Echo II is aiming for a 2020 launch.
Big picture, Ready At Dawn is striving for "memorable, immersive, and innovative VR content."
This is a smart buy. As for other potential studio acquisitions, Oculus Studios says it is "exploring many ways to accelerate VR, and we have awesome and innovative plans for the next few years of gaming."
Ready At Dawn is on the right track in the VR space, and I'd love to see The Order live on elsewhere.
Welcoming Ready At Dawn to Facebook [Oculus]