Meta, formerly known as Facebook, has announced that it will be shutting down three virtual reality (VR) games without providing any explanation to its users. The games in question are Dead and Buried, Dead and Buried II, and Bogo. Existing game owners received an email from the tech giant, informing them that support for these games will be discontinued on March 15, 2024.
Dead and Buried, released in 2016, was one of the first multiplayer VR shooters to explore room-scale gameplay, featuring co-op, PvP, and single-player modes. Dead and Buried II, a launch title for the original Oculus Quest, was released in May 2019 by Meta’s internal game development studio Oculus Studios. Bogo, a free Oculus Quest launch title, allows users to raise and care for a virtual pet.
While Meta has not provided a specific reason for the shutdown of these games, it is worth noting that the company has been focusing more on its metaverse initiatives. Recently, Meta announced its plan to bring its social VR app, Horizon Worlds, to the web and mobile platforms in early access for some users. The company has already started rolling out its first Meta Horizon world, called Super Rumble, on the Meta Quest app for Android, with iOS support coming soon. Early access is also available on any web browser at horizon.meta.com.
– The Verge