Facebook acquires Downpour Interactive

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Developer of Early Access military shooter Onward joins Oculus Studios, will continue supporting non-Oculus VR platforms

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Facebook has added another developer to Oculus Studios, today announcing the acquisition of Downpour Interactive.

Downpour is the developer of Onward, a tactical VR first-person shooter that has been in Early Access release for nearly five years.

In announcing the deal, Oculus pointed to the studio’s cultivation of a community over that span as a particular strength.

“Downpour Interactive leads the VR industry as a best-in-class example of a developer working in tandem with its loyal community to create the best possible social

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