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Facebook buys Ready at Dawn, studio behind Lone Echo and The Order: 1886

The creators of Lone Echo are now part of the Facebook family

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Lone Echo - platform with five people in spacesuits dancing Image: Ready at Dawn/Oculus Studios
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On Monday, Facebook announced it has acquired developer Ready At Dawn, the studio behind The Order: 1886 and Lone Echo for Oculus. Ready At Dawn will remain an independently operated developer under the Oculus Studios team, creating “memorable, immersive, and innovative VR content.”

Ready At Dawn developed virtual reality adventure Lone Echo, a space game where players act as an AI, assisting a human captain by solving problems in VR. The studio also created Echo Arena and Echo Combat, and is currently developing Lone Echo 2. Prior to its VR work, Ready At Dawn developed God of War: Chains of Olympus, God of War: Ghost of Sparta, Daxter, and The Order: 1886 for Sony Computer Entertainment.

Ready At Dawn will retain all of its team members, and continue working out of its own studios in Irvine, California and Portland, Oregon. Through the acquisition, the studio will gain access to the same resources as Facebook and the Oculus Studios team.

Facebook isn’t ready to announce what Ready At Dawn will work on after Lone Echo 2, and mentioned in a blog post the studio has “exciting plans for future games.”

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