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Google buys company behind Rick and Morty VR game

Owlchemy, the VR developer behind Job Simulator gets acquired by Google.

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Anthony Garreffa
Published Thu, May 11 2017 8:40 PM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Jun 16 2020 4:29 PM CDT

Google is splashing around some cash acquiring VR developer Owlchemy, the team behind one of the best VR games out there - Job Simulator. Owlchemy also worked on the Rick and Morty: Virtual Rick-ality game, which is available for both the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift.

Owlchemy said in a statement that they will "continue building high quality VR content for platforms like the HTC Vive, Oculus Touch, and PlayStation VR". Google said in its own blog post that the two companies will be "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".

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Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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