◎(Beat Saber)一直是現代虛擬實境行業的成功案例之一：這款售價20美元的音樂節奏遊戲在發行9個月後，於2019年5月售出了一百萬份。如今，Facebook已收購(Beat Saber)的開發商(Beat Games)，該公司現在將成為位於布拉格Oculus Studios部門的獨立經營工作室。
◎Oculus內容主管Mike Verdu宣布，(Beat Games)將繼續在所有當前支持的平台上為(Beat Saber)發行內容和更新，現在則將獲得Facebook的更多支持。
◎(Beat Games)已經與(Beat Sabre)音樂包中幾位藝人合作，包括：(Imagine Dragons)和(Panic At The Disco)。考慮到Facebook最近與音樂權利人建立許可關係的歷史，顯然在接下來的幾個月中，還有很多類似的音樂產品包。
Beat Saber has been one of the success stories in the modern virtual-reality industry: the music-rhythm game sold its one millionth copy in May 2019, nine months after the $20 title’s release. Now that success has led to an exit, to one of the biggest companies involved in VR.
Facebook has acquired Beat Saber’s developer Beat Games, which will now be an ‘independently-operated studio’ in Prague, sitting within Facebook’s Oculus Studios division.
“Beat Games will continue to ship content and updates for Beat Saber across all currently supported platforms, now with even more support from Facebook,” announced Oculus’ director of content Mike Verdu in a blog post. “Facebook and the Beat Games team know that there is so much more that can be done across VR, games, and music. They have only scratched the surface with Beat Saber in terms of social features, new modes, music, and more.”
Beat Games has already worked with several artists on music packs for Beat Saber, including Imagine Dragons and Panic At The Disco.
Given Facebook’s recent history of forging licensing relationships with music rightsholders, there’s clearly scope for plenty more of these packs in the months ahead.