Google Acquires VR Game Studio And Job Simulator Creator Owlchemy


Google has announced today that it has acquired Owlchemy Labs, one of the most successful VR game studios that created Job Simulator and Rick and Morty: Virtual Rick-ality.

Owlchemy will continue to build VR content for platforms like HTC Vive, Oculus and Playstation VR as mentioned in a blog post from the team. It will continue to focus on hand interactions and high quality user experiences like with Job Simulator. According to The Verge, Owelchemy co-founder Alex Schwartz stated that they had a slate of original games in the production and prototyping phase which they would continue to do with the support of Google.

In a statement on Google’s blog, Relja Markovic, Google VR and AR engineering director said, “Together, we’ll be working to create engaging, immersive games and developing new interaction models across many different platforms to continue bringing the best VR experiences to life. There is so much more to build and learn, so stay tuned!”