With the acquisition of Unit 2 games, Facebook will soon have its own Roblox-like game. Powered by Unreal Engine 4, Crayta allows users to build, share, and play games with friends. Check out the teaser trailer for Crayta, which features Meta’s Hacker Square. Like Fortnite and Roblox, Crayta will feature thousands of player-made games.
Meta acquires controlling stake in Roblox-like platform Crayta
In addition to being an acquisition target for rival gaming giant Epic, Meta has a history of buying a monopoly on virtual platforms. The company acquired Unit 2 about 12 months ago, rebranded it, and then made a strategic pivot toward the “metaverse.” Crayta is available for download from the Epic Game Store and can be streamed on Google Stadia. The company also plans to stream the game through its Facebook gaming platform. This acquisition of Crayta may help the game gain even more exposure.
The company’s acquisition of Crayta comes as Facebook has embraced a game-developer ecosystem of its own. With the platform, players can create and share games with friends and family, and play them instantly. Crayta is free to use for anyone with a Facebook account. The company expects to have a large user base once Crayta becomes widely available.
Meta will stream Crayta from its Facebook Gaming platform
This Wednesday, Meta will start streaming the cloud-streamed game Crayta on its Facebook Gaming platform. Meta previously acquired Unit 2 Video games, the developers behind the game Crayta. The game launched last year as a unique game on Google Stadia and was later rolled out to Epic Video games retailer. Meta has since acquired Unit 2 Games for a combined sum of $8.6 million.
Since the game was released on Google Stadia in 2020, Crayta has received a lot of attention for its mature art style, game-making tools, and creative focus. In the same year, Meta acquired Unit 2 and Crayta. The acquisition means that more players will be able to enjoy the game, and the new features will make it more accessible. For now, players can still download Crayta from the Epic Game Store, but it will be available to stream through their Facebook accounts as well.
Meta will stream Crayta through a variety of methods
Game streaming service Meta has acquired a new game, Crayta, which is designed for people of all ages to enjoy. Crayta is a game design platform where users can create and share their own virtual worlds. The game is free to play and available on Facebook Gaming in Western Europe. Meta is streaming Crayta through a variety of methods and is open to anyone, regardless of hardware.
In addition to streaming the game for everyone, Meta also plans to make it available on mobile and web platforms. The game is currently only available on Oculus headsets but will soon be released on both. The game is far less popular than Roblox, which boasts more than 50 million active users. In contrast, Crayta is not computationally intensive, so it may have an advantage over its competitors.
Meta’s vision for the metaverse
The concept of the metaverse has been around for a while, mainly in the gaming industry. But if you’ve ever wondered what the future will be like, consider Meta’s vision. Founded by Mark Zuckerberg, the parent company of Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp, and Oculus, Meta is now looking to the future. In fact, the company has introduced its vision of the future, combining VR and AR to create an actual virtual space where users can interact.
Reggie Fils-Aime, the former COO of Nintendo, is critical of Meta’s vision for the metaverse. While he believes the company’s current model is outdated, Fils-Aime says that the future of the metaverse will be dominated by small, innovative companies. The former Nintendo COO argues that the company’s growth comes from making acquisitions and quickly following the lead of other companies.
Competition with Roblox
In the wake of the recent acquisition of several VR companies, Facebook has signed a deal to acquire Unit 2, the company behind the popular Roblox-like game Crayta. This acquisition brings Unit 2 into Facebook’s fold, and the company plans to expand its games into new categories. For example, people will be able to create a virtual reality experience and earn money with it, while still being able to interact with friends.
While Unit 2 has been around for over three years, Crayta has only recently hit the market. This is likely due to the exclusive deal with Stadia, but Crayta has since made its debut on Facebook. The cloud-based game creator allows users to share games with other players through a link. Despite the fact that it is a competitor to Roblox, Facebook is eager to push its gaming business through Crayta, citing its large user base and ability to create games with ease.