Meta inexplicably shuts down one of the best Oculus games.

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We called it a cross between battle schools. Enders game And the ultimate frisbee. we called it final fantasy x Blitzball Meets VR It made two of our best VR games lists. If I count what I’ve done, that’s three. Cnet before returning to The Verge. It convincingly puts you into a robotic body that resides in a zero-gravity arena, where you must use your wrist jets, obstacles, teammates, and even enemies to catapult them to victory. It even became its own esports.

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But now, Echo VR (nee Echo Arena) is killed by Meta (née Facebook). Facebook acquired Ready At Dawn, a developer, in 2020. Echo VR One of the flagship games for the launch of Meta Quest (née Oculus Quest) and Rift S. Meta does not offer refunds for in-app purchases, in-game currency or DLC.

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In a blog post claiming that Ready At Dawn is “open and communicative,” the reason is… well, it doesn’t really give a good reason! “This decision was not taken lightly. But it was made for a number of good reasons, the most important of which is the studio coming together to focus on our next project.”

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That’s it. That and the ability to keep playing it (and corresponding FPS) Echo Combat) until August 1, 2023 at 10:00 AM PT, the server will shut down forever. You can also unlock many in-game rewards by playing matches.

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I don’t think “yes” is the right word. From Ready At Dawn’s End FAQ.
Screenshots by Sean Hollister / The Verge

It’s probably not clear why the company is shutting down a perfectly good game just because they’ve decided they can’t “support” it anymore. If they’re good, keep them around! There are far worse things that the Meta keeps pouring money into.

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I’ll admit I haven’t played all that much Echo VR Because I couldn’t convince my friends to buy VR headsets and play VR games, and I didn’t enjoy playing these amazing team-based games with the mouthy kids I usually see there. The foul-mouthed child phenomenon is not unique to the United States. echo VR, still.

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See you in zero gravity on August 1st. And remember Enemy gate collapsed.

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