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Facebook Gaming brings Creta's user-generated games to its cloud platform

Facebook Gaming brings Creta's user-generated games to its cloud platform

Creta, a platform that lets players create, share and play games with friends, is coming to Facebook Gaming's cloud-streaming service. The collaborative game-building platform is built on Unreal Engine 4 and features a library of games created by thousands of players that users can browse through or add to their creations.

While Creta shares the element of game creation with Roblox, it also takes some cues from Fortnite, with the most obvious being its bright and cartoon art. It also has rotating seasons, offers a battle pass, and lets users customize their own avatar. But perhaps one of the best and most unique things about Creta is that it lets you share a game with just a link, which your friend can access directly from their browser.

Facebook's parent company Meta clearly saw some sort of potential with Creta, as the company completely exited last year with its acquisition of Unit 2, the UK-based studio behind Creta. The Creta originally debuted in 2020 as an exclusive to Google Stadia, but expanded to PC via the Epic Games Store last year. With Creta available on Facebook Gaming, players will not need to download the game to their computer or play it through Stadia. The free-to-play game will be hosted by Facebook, which will require an account to start.

“Many times today, people think of the Metaverse as a 3D experience in Virtual and Augmented Reality, but I think what Creta shows is that you can really play on all kinds of 2D environments. Phones and computers But such experiences can be easily created and enjoyed within the Facebook app,” Mark Zuckerberg said in a video showing off Creta's addition to its cloud gaming platform.

As if its new name couldn't make it any more clear, Meta really wants to be at the center of the metaverse. Really bad choice. While the company has already acquired virtual reality company Oculus — and has since rebranded its products under the Meta name — Creta represents a small but still significant investment that will make Meta the Metaverse company (which is now Metaverse). is a part of the company). actually means it too). Meta's social VR platform, Horizon Worlds, reached 300,000 users earlier this year, and the companion app to Meta's Oculus Quest 2 headset garnered more than 2 million downloads over the holidays.

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