Meta has acquired the developer of the impressive Oculus Studios Resident Evil 4 VR conversion. Although the original game was created by Capcom, the organization’s impressive Meta Quest 2 release was tackled by Armature Studio, a Texas-based team made up of Retro Studios alumni. The outfit might be best known to PlayStation fans for its work on PS Vita, especially Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate and its jaw-dropping Injustice: Gods Among Us port. The Xbox veterans among you might also remember ReCore.
Under the Meta umbrella, the company will almost certainly be responsible for developing new VR content for Meta Quest 2 and Meta Quest Pro. It will team up with Marvel’s Iron Man VR developer Camouflaj, also acquired today, as well as Microsoft’s former Twisted Pixel. Fascinatingly, the latter belonged to Xbox from 2011 to 2015, but later regained its independence. Now he will join Meta.
It’s probably safe to assume that 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 inconceivable that titles like Beat Saber, a Meta product, won’t ultimately be ported to PSVR2. Therefore, while these three studios will focus on parent company Meta’s platforms, there’s still little chance of their games coming to Sony’s systems later on.