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Meta will discontinue its Metaverse video game Echo VR for Oculus

  • Echo VR is a multiplayer virtual reality video game created by the developer Ready at Dawn.
  • Ready at Dawn announced Tuesday that it will only continue to run the Echo VR until August 1, 2023.
  • Meta bought Ready at Dawn in 2020; The game can be played with multiple Oculus headsets.
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For many avid gamers, the Echo VR will soon cease to exist. On Tuesday Ready at Dawn, the developer behind the Metaverse multiplayer virtual reality video game announced in a Medium post that it would be shutting down the Echo VR on August 1, 2023.

According to the post, until then, players can play the content as much as they want, buy the title and download it again. However, after that date, the game’s Metaverse servers and services will be shut down, the post noted.

Players will be able to spend their Echo Points until then, but “there will be no refunds on in-app purchases, DLC and in-game currency,” the post noted.

Ready at Dawn was acquired by Meta in 2020.

“After much discussion internally and with our partners at Meta, we have made the difficult decision to discontinue Echo VR,” the post said.

Still, Ready at Dawn’s reasons for discontinuing the Echo VR remain unclear.

In response to the question “Why is support ending for Echo Arena” (which was the previous name for Echo VR), the post said, “Ready at Dawn is working on our next project and is looking to get studio support to work.” Strengthening. in”.

In recent years, Echo VR has catapulted itself into the esports league.

Echo VR can be played with Meta’s Oculus Quest, Quest 2, Meta Quest Pro and Rift S devices, according to the Oculus website. Once players put on their visors, they are transported to a zero-gravity sphere, where they fight for victory as robots using a combination of video game skill and athleticism.

According to The Verge, the title was one of the flagship video games for the Oculus Quest and Rift S launch.

One fan on Reddit described the Echo VR as “more than just a game, the Echo VR is a game.” last point”.

A petition called “Save Echo VR” has been created on, and has already gathered 9,848 signatories.

Meta and Ready at Dawn did not immediately respond to Insider’s request for comment.

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