Armature, a hardware store for ReCore, has been purchased byMeta

Armature, a hardware store for ReCore, has been purchased byMeta

Meta, a Facebook parent company, has enlisted several developers, including the ReCore maker Armature Studio, to expand into its own Oculus Studios brand.

Armature will be joined by LocoCycle and ''Splosion Man,'' who has Twisted Pixel Games, as well as Marvel''s Iron Man VR company Camouflaj.

As part of its Meta Connect event, Meta confirmed a partnership with Xbox Cloud Gaming to see Microsoft''s game streaming technology arrive on Quest VR headsets. The new 1500 Quest Pro headset was also given an official unveiling - after an early unit recently arrived in a hotel.

Armature, based in Austin, Texas, was founded in 2008 by major members of Retro Studios, the Nintendo-owned company, that led the Metroid Prime trilogy.

The company has found some resemblance with the well-received Batman: Arkham Oranges spin-off Blackgate as well as the Xbox console exclusive ReCore. More recently, it has worked on several Oculus VR projects, including the recent port of Resident Evil 4.

Twisted Pixel was founded in 2006 and is now owned by Austin. It started by developing downloadable games for the Xbox 360 - such as The Maw, ''Splosion Man, and The Gunstringer - but has recently focused on Meta Quest projects. Indeed, it has been largely focused on VR since its 2013 Xbox One launch title LocoCycle, which received mixed reviews.

Republique, an episodic iPhone game that later enticed Switch and PlayStation, was managed by Camouflaj before launching Marvel''s Iron Man VR, which then launched on PlayStation VR back in 2020, and it will be released for Meta Quest 2 on the 3rd November.

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