Meta has acquired the developer of Oculus Studios’ impressive Resident Evil 4 VR conversion. Despite the original game famously being created by Capcom, the organisation’s impressive Meta Quest 2 version was tackled by Armature Studio, a Texas-based team made up of Retro Studios alumni. The outfit will perhaps be best known by PlayStation fans for its work on PS Vita, specifically Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate and its mind-boggling Injustice: Gods Among Us port. The Xbox veterans among you may also remember ReCore.
Under the Meta umbrella, the firm will almost certainly be responsible for developing new virtual reality content for the Meta Quest 2 and Meta Quest Pro. It’ll team up alongside Marvel’s Iron Man VR developer Camouflaj, also acquired today, as well as ex-Microsoft first-party Twisted Pixel. Fascinatingly, the latter was owned by Xbox from 2011 through 2015, but reclaimed its independence thereafter. Now it’ll join Meta.
It’s probably safe to assume none of these developers will work on PlayStation platforms again, although the situation is murky. Sony, for example, has agreed to release Marvel’s Iron Man VR on Meta Quest 2, and it’s unfathomable to think titles like Beat Saber, a Meta product, won’t eventually be ported to PSVR2. Therefore, while all three of these studios will focus on parent company Meta’s platforms moving forwards, there is still a slim chance their games could come to Sony’s systems later on.
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