Google is expanding its capability to make VR content in a big way. The internet giant has announced the acquisition of Owlchemy Labs, the developer behind popular VR games Job Simulator and Rick and Morty: Virtual Rick-ality.
Owlchemy Labs Job Simulator is perhaps its most renown title. The game involves engaging in a simulated cubicle designed by robots who don’t quite understand what humans do at work. It’s been modded to include plenty of additional features; including unofficially introducing Overwatch into the game.
Google has said that, “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!”
It’s difficult to say what Google wants with a VR game company, but it is likely that we will be seeing more in-house content from now on. The company has been heavily pushing its Daydream platform for virtual reality on mobile devices; which is where Owlchemy’s expertise will probably end up.