Meta Launches Crayta for Facebook Gaming
A cloud-based platform that allows users to play games and build worlds with friends.
On Wednesday, June 8, Meta announced the integration of the Crayta platform for Facebook gaming. Being cloud-based, it will allow users to play games and build virtual worlds with friends — without the need for expensive equipment.
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 is a cloud-based and collaborative game-building platform that is built on Unreal Engine 4 and has a library of thousands of player-made games that users can browse, experience, or add to with their own creations.
In the demo, Zuckerberg and the developers create a Crayta version of Meta’s Hacker Square. During the creation, Zuckerberg mentions that he likes the ability to collaboratively design a space or game, inside of the actual game and that the entire platform is cloud-based, allowing for more ease of access.
“Historically, if you wanted to have something run in this high quality of a 3D environment, that would be really hard to render in a browser or on phones,” said Zuckerberg, adding that being able to do it with cloud infrastructure is a big advance.
One of the developers, DryCoast, shared that the cloud gaming aspect removes any type of hardware specification barriers that might come with more traditional gaming. The Crayta platform is unique in that users will be able to access it with 2D devices like smart phones or computers.
Zuckerberg ends the demo by saying that he is excited to give people more tools to build games — as that is where he first got started with coding and building.
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