Facebook Inc. is acquiring the studio behind Beat Saber, a virtual-reality game that mixes music, lightsabers and dancing into one experience.
Beat Games will join Facebook’s Oculus gaming studio, the social-media company said Tuesday, and will operate independently out of its current base in Prague. The studio will continue to support and build out Beat Saber.
Oculus has been trying to expand VR to mainstream consumers.
Beat Saber is listed among the top VR games across a number of different industry publications, and has sold more than 1 million copies. Beat Saber will still be available on other gaming platforms, Facebook said, and won’t be exclusive to Oculus.
In a blog post announcing the deal, Mike Verdu, head of VR and augmented-reality content at Facebook, hinted that more music may be coming to the game.