Oculus Studios acquires Camouflaj, the Seattle-area studio behind 'Iron Man VR' – GeekWire

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Bellevue, Clean.-based mostly activity developer Camouflaj has joined Meta’s Oculus Studios.

Camouflaj, launched in 2012, is the studio behind 2013’s Republique and 2019’s Iron Gentleman VR. Its CEO, Ryan Payton, was previously the inventive director on 343 Industries’ Halo 4.

“Eventually shedding our independence was never ever the program when I started Camouflaj back again in 2011,” Payton wrote on Camouflaj’s web page, “but everything transformed just after we satisfied the crew at Oculus Studios, who have taken care of us with almost nothing but kindness and regard.”

The two businesses experienced beforehand collaborated in 2018 to publish a VR version of Republique on the Oculus Go.

Iron Gentleman VR, a match based mostly on and starring the Marvel superhero, was featured at Tuesday’s Meta Join 2022 conference. Oculus by itself is on deck to publish Iron Guy VR as an upcoming release (Nov. 3) for the Meta Quest 2 standalone digital reality headset.

“Throughout the previous calendar year, I became confident that getting to be aspect of Meta enables us to totally commit to our prolonged-expression VR ambitions,” Payton wrote, “and that our values of developing high-excellent, significant video games inside of a balanced work environment correctly align with the ambitions and values of the larger corporation.”

Payton will remain at Camouflaj as its studio head, and just after the Meta Quest 2 variation of Iron Man VR ships, will aim on an unannounced challenge that he phone calls the studio’s “biggest video game nonetheless.”

Camouflaj was a person of a few builders that have been announced as new customers of the Oculus Studios network, along with Twisted Pixel (Wilson’s Heart) and Armature Studio (Resident Evil 4 VR). Both of the latter corporations are headquartered in Austin, Texas.

A Meta agent confirmed to GeekWire that all 3 studios have been officially obtained by Meta, which isn’t sharing the details of the discounts.

Other Pacific Northwest gaming news announced at Meta Connect 2022 incorporates:

  • Among Us VR, the virtual-fact version of Redmond, Wash.-based mostly Innersloth’s strike social-deduction recreation, will get there on the Quest 2 on Nov. 10. The VR edition of the match was created by Pittsburgh’s Schell Games, and was exhibited in Seattle at September’s Penny Arcade Expo.
  • Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella declared at Meta Link that a beta of Xbox Cloud Gaming is coming to the Meta Quest Retail store. Very similar to the recent Netflix application, the Quest edition of Xbox provides players with a kind of virtual movie theater, with Xbox games streaming from the cloud to a “massive” 2D screen and playable through an Xbox pad hooked up to your Quest 2.
  • Meta’s future VR headset, the “high-end” Meta Quest Pro, will ship on Oct. 25 for $1,499.99.

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