- Crayta allows building and playing games with friends in real-time.
- The free-to-play game development platform can be availed by anyone with a Facebook account.
- Up to 20 people can collaborate on games simultaneously.
Crayta, a platform that allows players to create, share and play games with friends, is now coming to Facebook Gaming’s cloud-streaming service. Built on Unreal Engine 4, the collaborative game-building platform has a library of thousands of player-made games that can be browsed or added by the users with their own creations.
Meta shared the update through an official tweet:
We’re launching Crayta on Facebook Gaming — a platform that lets you build and play games with your friends in real-time. Mark Zuckerberg jumped into Crayta with creators to discuss the future of gaming while building Meta’s Hacker Square at our HQ.https://t.co/HHkUpASNRS pic.twitter.com/ARaYRyi7kI
— Meta Newsroom (@MetaNewsroom) June 8, 2022
Crayta shares the element of game creation with Roblox and has some cues from Fortnite too. Featured with rotating seasons, it offers a battle pass and enables users to customize their personal avatars. A distinguishing fact about Crayta is that it allows sharing a game with just a single link.
Crayta’s Twitter post appears to be calling users to have a gala time with friends.
🍍Facebook Gaming Launch Stream!🍍
Zuck’s played it, now you can too! AJ and Shrathina will be playing some awesome Crayta games to celebrate; 7pm BST!
— Crayta (@CraytaGame) June 8, 2022
Crayta originally debuted as an exclusive for Google Stadia in 2020 but expanded to PC via the Epic Games Store last year. With Crayta available on Facebook Gaming, the free-to-play game will be hosted by Facebook, requiring only an account to get started.
Meta noticed Crayta’s potential as the company acquired Unit 2 games, which is the studio behind Crayta, in June 2021. Originally, Crayta launched as an exclusive for Google Stadia in 2020 but rolled out to the Epic Games Store last year.
Talking about the launch, Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg said:
Historically, if you wanted to have something like this run in this high quality of a 3D environment, that would be really hard to render in a browser or on phones, but being able to do it with cloud infrastructure and then send it down across the network after having already rendered it in the cloud is a pretty big advance.
Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg revealed a teaser trailer featuring Meta’s Hacker Square being built within the title.
Meta has already acquired the virtual reality company Oculus. Also, it has filed 8 trademark applications for crypto and metaverse. Inline with this Crayta is definitely a noteworthy investment meant to further establish Meta as a metaverse company.