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Meta Acquires Armature, Camouflaj & Twisted Pixel

Resident Evil 4 VR developer Armature and Marvel's Iron Man VR developer Camouflaj have joined the Quest manufacturer, as has Twisted Pixel.

During Connect 2022, Meta announced that it has acquired three development studios that work on VR games: Armature, Camouflaj, and Twisted Pixel.

Texas-based Armature is best known as the developer of Resident Evil 4 VR. Last year, Meta and Armature teamed up with Capcom to create the Quest 2 version of the title – the game was rebuilt from the ground up and, according to Meta, turned out t be a great success making $2 million on the Quest Store within the first 24 hours since the release.

Prior to the virtual reality version of Resident Evil 4, Armature also developed two other VR games – Fail Factory in 2017 and Sports Scramble in 2019. The studio was also responsible for creating Where the Heart Leads and Ark: Genesis Part 1.

Another studio that Meta has recently purchased is a Seattle-based studio Camouflaj. It was founded by former Metal Gear Solid producer and Halo creative director Ryan Payton and developed such games as Republique and Marvel's Iron Man VR.

In addition to the announcement of the Camouflaj acquisition, Meta also revealed that the studio's Iron Man VR, which was originally released as a PSVR exclusive in 2020, will be coming to Quest 2. The game will be available to purchase on the Quest Store starting November 3.

Finally, Twisted Pixel is the Texas-based studio that created such games as The Maw, 'Splosion Man, Wilson’s Heart, and Path of the Warrior. It joined Microsoft after five years of independence in October 2011, however, in September 2015, it separated from the company and became an independent studio again.

Meta hasn't shared many details about the acquisitions, only saying that "it'll be a while" until the company will be able to announce what the three studios are working on.

"It’ll be a while before we can reveal what they’re working on, but we’re excited to continue working with and supporting these developers as they bring ambitious and forward-thinking games to VR," Meta said.

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