Facebook acquires Sanzaru Games

first_imgFacebook acquires Sanzaru GamesStudio behind Asgard’s Wrath to join Oculus Studios and continue VR developmentRebekah ValentineSenior Staff WriterTuesday 25th February 2020Share this article Recommend Tweet ShareCompanies in this articleFacebookSanzaru GamesFacebook has acquired Asgard’s Wrath developer Sanzaru Games for an undisclosed amount.Sanzaru will remain an independently operated studio, joining Facebook’s Oculus Studios in a move similar to the company’s acquisition of Beat Games last November.Related JobsSenior Game Designer – UE4 – AAA United Kingdom Amiqus GamesProgrammer – REMOTE – work with industry veterans! North West Amiqus GamesJunior Video Editor – GLOBAL publisher United Kingdom Amiqus GamesDiscover more jobs in games In a blog post, Facebook director of content Mike Verdu praised Sanzaru’s previous work in VR, with the developer having made a total of four titles for Oculus since 2016. Verdu declined to speak about Sanzaru’s future projects, and added that the “vast majority” of Sanzaru employees would be joining Oculus Studios.An unknown number of employees will depart the company with the transition, as their employment was contingent on certain projects at Sanzaru. Facebook declined to comment on how many Sanzaru employees would not be joining Oculus Studios.The California-headquartered studio was founded in 2007, and has a total of three offices across California and Ontario. Alongside its VR catalog, it has worked on games including Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time, Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal, and Sonic Boom: Fire and Ice.Celebrating employer excellence in the video games industry8th July 2021Submit your company Sign up for The Daily Update and get the best of GamesIndustry.biz in your inbox. Enter your email addressMore storiesFacebook acquires Downpour InteractiveDeveloper of Early Access military shooter Onward joins Oculus Studios, will continue supporting non-Oculus VR platformsBy Brendan Sinclair 11 days agoFacebook Gaming creators have earned $50m in Stars in 2020Over 2000 creators are making more than $1,000 per month on the platformBy Rebekah Valentine 4 months agoLatest comments Sign in to contributeEmail addressPasswordSign in Need an account? Register now.last_img

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