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Squad Up! - Social and Multiplayer in VR with POPULATION: ONE (Presented by Facebook)

Chia Chin Lee  (Co-founder and CEO, BigBox VR)

Gabe Brown  (Co-founder and CTO, BigBox VR)

Omid Yazdanshenas  (Game Producer, Oculus)

Date: Wednesday, March 17

Time: 2:40 pm - 3:10 pm

Track: Business and Marketing

Format: Partner Session

Vault Recording: TBD

Audience Level: All

BigBox VR brought the battle royale genre to Quest for the first time last fall with POPULATION: ONE, a game where up-to-18 players can team up and face off in an immersive VR battleground. Now, after just a few months, POP1 has surpassed $10M in Quest revenue, with ongoing updates and events to bring their community closer together. Join BigBox VR co-founders Chia Chin Lee and Gabe Brown for a conversation with Oculus Games Producer, Omid Yazdanshenas, that explores multiplayer social games in VR and how they architected the success of their VR mega-hit, POPULATION: ONE.


Attendees will learn how multiplayer and social features are key drivers for success in VR. BigBox VR will share their insights and learnings from building a multiplayer and social experience in their battle royale game POPULATION: ONE. Attendees will also learn about the growing VR ecosystem and the developer opportunities and resources available from Oculus.

Intended Audience

This session is intended for anyone who wants to learn more about development opportunities in VR. They could be considering developing VR experiences in the future or experimenting today. This session is also intended for anyone who is looking to add or improve multiplayer and social features for their VR titles.