Google is pushing forward with its bet on VR entertainment with its latest acquisition: indie VR studio Owlchemy Labs.
The Austin, Texas-based team of 23 made a name for itself with numerous successful VR games, including Job Simulator, Caaaaardboard!, and Rick and Morty: Virtual Rick-ality. The terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Google said in a blog post that the newly acquired company will “create engaging, immersive games and developing new interaction models across many different platforms to continue bringing the best VR experiences to life.”
It’ll be interesting to see what Owlchemy comes up with, now that it has the backing of a major company deeply invested in VR. The search giant previously acquired Eyefluence, a firm that’s developed eye-tracking tech for VR experiences, and pumped $500 million into VR firm Magic Leap back in 2014.