Google Acquires Job Simulator Creator Owlchemy Labs

May 11, 2017 Written by Martin Patiño

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The creator of the award-winning PlayStation VR launch title Job Simulator, Owlchemy Labs, has just announced that the studio has been acquired by Google.

Owlchemy Labs announced the acquisition through a post on the studio’s website. Although the specifics of the acquisition were left out, the studio did say that they would continue to build VR content for multiple platforms including the PSVR.

We set out on a journey over six years ago to build the kinds of games we wanted to see exist. Over those years, we learned that Owlchemy, at its core, cares deeply about a few key things: building quality multi-platform games, solving tough problems with a small but absurdly talented team, sharing our learnings with the community, and Austin’s famous tacos. Now, as we look to the future with Google by our side, we couldn’t be happier. Our plan to build awesome things will continue forward stronger than ever.

This means Owlchemy will continue building high quality VR content for platforms like the HTC Vive, Oculus Touch, and PlayStation VR. This means continuing to focus on hand interactions and high quality user experiences, like with Job Simulator. This means continuing our mission to build VR for everyone, and doing all of this as the same silly Owlchemy Labs you know and love. We are continuing to do all of this with even more support and focus on building awesome stuff. It’s incredibly exciting that Google and Owlchemy are so well aligned on our goals and vision for the future of VR.

With this new acquisition, we can hopefully see new and more titles for the PSVR come out from Owlchemy Labs.

[Source: Owlchemy Labs via Games Industry]