Facebook has acquired virtual reality gaming studio Sanzaru Games to join its Oculus group. Bloomberg News first reported on the sale, which was confirmed by Facebook in a blog post. The studio will remain independent from Facebook and continue to work out of its existing offices with the "vast majority" of employees staying on as part of the acquisition.
Sanzaru has produced games for the Sonic the Hedgehog and Marvel Studios franchises, as well as developed its own VR games including the critically-acclaimed Asgard's Wrath. Facebook says the studio has created four titles for the Oculus platform since 2016, and was the first developer to partner with Oculus Studios.