Hope you didn’t get pleasure from taking part in Useless and Buried, Useless and Buried II, or Bogo in your Rift or Quest headsets — as a result of Meta’s shutting all of them down with no clarification, identical to it already did with Echo VR (aka Echo Enviornment).
“We’re reaching out to let you realize that Useless and Buried will now not be supported as of Friday, March 15, 2024,” reads an e mail in my inbox. “You’ll be able to proceed to hunt ghosts and different creatures in Useless and Buried in your Rift, Rift S, or Quest (through hyperlink) units till 11:59 PM PT on that date.”
UploadVR and Street to VR report that house owners of Wild West shootout sequel Useless and Buried II and digital pet simulator Bogo are receiving the identical shutdown messages about their video games, too, with the identical March fifteenth finish date.
Not one of the messages comprise any clarification for why. I assume the corporate didn’t resolve to alter its technique after Echo Enviornment, the place Meta CTO Andrew Bosworth needed to spin up his personal clarification after the actual fact.
Bogo isn’t even a multiplayer recreation that requires on-line servers to function. Why take it away from folks in any respect, ever, when it may merely mark it incompatible with newer headsets?
As for Useless and Buried II, it was a $20 recreation. Will consumers get any kind of consideration or refund? (The unique Useless and Buried got here free with many Oculus Contact controllers and a few headsets; Bogo and Echo Enviornment have been each free, so far as I’m conscious.)