Job Simulator Developer Owlchemy Labs Acquired by Google

Job Simulator studio acquired by Google.

One of the earliest adopters of the PlayStation VR, Owlchemy Labs, has been acquired by Google. The studio is mostly known for their award-winning launch-title, Job Simulator, where people can experience what it’s like to work in an office or even a hot-dog stand through their VR headsets.

Owlchemy Labs announced the acquisition through a blog post on their website, where they reassured their fans that the studio will continue developing VR titles for multiple VR platforms, including PlayStation VR of course.

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.

The effects of such an acquisition is yet to be seen, however, we hope the best is yet to come for Owlchemy Labs.