Meta's Connect keynote presentation Tuesday afternoon spent a lot of time talking about how virtual reality—and the coming high-end Quest Pro headset—would help revolutionize the future of work and socializing. But the company also spent a lot of time talking up the gaming sector that has so far been the primary use case driving the relative market success of the Quest 2 headset.
To reinforce that success, the company formally announced its recent acquisition of three more major VR gaming studios today:
- Twisted Pixel, the studio behind the creepy Wilson's Heart (which Meta actually stealthily bought last November).
- Camouflaj, one of the developers behind 2020's PSVR exclusive Iron Man VR (which will now be coming to Quest 2 on November 3).
- Armature Studios, the developers behind the popular Resident Evil 4 VR port for Quest 2.
Those recent purchases add to a recent Meta game studio acquisition spending spree that already included Beat Games (Beat Saber), Ready at Dawn (Lone Echo), Sanzaru Games (Asgard's Wrath), Downpour Interactive (Onward), and BigBox VR (Population One). In July, the Federal Trade Commission filed an antitrust lawsuit to try to stop Meta's purchase of Within, makers of the popular VR fitness app Supernatural.