Will continue to be run as “independent studio”.
Announcing the news on Twitter, Ready at Dawn CEO and creative director Ru Weerasuriya wrote, “Nearly 17 years ago, we embarked on a journey to build a game studio. Along the way, we innovated on genres, experiences, games and platforms. Today, we’re excited to join the Facebook family as we open a new chapter in our story and continue to pursue our passions”.
In an FAQ discussing the acquisition, Facebook explained, “The tight-knit community at the studio and their focus, in turn, on cultivating passionately engaged gaming communities are aspects of the company we admire and intend to maintain. They will continue to build amazing game experiences as an independent studio operating out of their current offices in Irvine, CA, and Portland, OR, with the full support of Facebook and the Oculus Studios team behind them.”
The company is “not yet ready” to discuss Ready at Dawn’s future projects beyond Lone Echo 2.