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The lead characters of Facebook's Lone Echo VR games. Credit: Oculus Studios/Ready At Dawn

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Photo: The lead characters of Facebook's Lone Echo VR games. Credit: Oculus Studios/Ready At Dawn

For a moment, let’s forget about the metaverse and focus on something simpler that Facebook is still trying to get a handle on: games.

Yesterday, Facebook announced that Lone Echo 2, developed by its Ready At Dawn team, will launch on Oct. 12. In July, I pointed out that Lone Echo 2 will likely be the last title that a Facebook-owned studio releases solely for Oculus Rift’s PC VR. That remains true, but now it almost looks like Facebook is intent on burying the game. By moving so quickly to throw its weight behind games made for the Quest 2, Facebook is demonstrating that its game development strategy is less aligned with its hardware cycles than it should be.

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