Facebook Gaming brings Crayta’s user-generated games to its cloud platform


Crayta, a platform that allows players to create, share and play games with friends, is coming to Facebook Gaming’s cloud streaming service. Built on Unreal Engine 4, the collaborative game building platform features a library of thousands of player-created games for users to browse or add with their own creations.

While Crayta shares the element of making games with Robloxsome pointers are also needed from Fortnite, the most obvious being bright and cartoonish art. It also has changing seasons, offers a battle pass and lets users customize their own avatars. But probably one of the coolest – and most unique – things about Crayta is that you can share a game with just a single link so your friend can jump in right from their browser.

Meta, Facebook’s parent company, clearly saw some sort of potential with Crayta, if Company went all-in with the acquisition of Unit 2the UK-based studio behind Craytalast year† Crayta originally debuted as an exclusive to Google Stadia in 2020, but expanded to PC through the Epic Games Store last year. Of Crayta available on Facebook Gaming, players do not have to pay for a Google Stadia subscription to play, nor do they have to download the game to their computer. The free-to-play game is hosted by Facebook and only requires an account to get started.

“A lot of times these days people think of the metaverse as 3D experiences that you can have in virtual and augmented reality, but I think what Crayta shows is that you can build these kinds of experiences very easily and enjoy them in all kinds of 2D environments, including only within the Facebook app on phones and on computers,” said Mark Zuckerberg in a video showing off Crayta‘s addition to its cloud gaming platform.

As if the new name couldn’t make it clearer, Meta really wants to be at the center of the metaverse. Like very bad† While the company has already acquired virtual reality company Oculus — and has since rebranded its products under the name Meta — Crayta represents a smaller but still significant investment intended to further establish Meta as a metaverse company (whatever that really means). Meta’s social VR platform, Horizon Worlds, reached 300,000 users earlier this year, and the companion app for Meta’s Oculus Quest 2 headset Over 2 Million Downloads Over The Holiday Season


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