Batman spreads his wings in VR on Quest 2


Image: Rocksteady Studios (Batman: Arkham VR)

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VR studio Camouflaj, which was acquired by Meta, is apparently working on a Batman game for the Quest platform.

That’s according to FTC court documents. The US competition authority is currently trying to prevent one of Meta’s studio acquisitions through legal means. The document lists Meta’s VR acquisitions over the past few years, revealing what the most recently acquired studio, Camouflaj, is working on. He literally states:

“In September 2022, Meta acquired Camouflaj, which is currently developing Ironman and Batman VR for Quest.

The post caught the attention of tech journalist Janko Roettgers, who posted his discovery on Twitter.

A VR studio changes customers

Camouflaj developed Iron Man VR on behalf of Sony, which released on Playstation VR in summer 2020 and was the last major title in Sony’s VR system.

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In September 2021, the studio posted offers suggesting that Camouflaj was working on a new VR title. The studio was looking for professionals for a “brand new AAA game” with experience in VR development and a “passion for virtual reality”.

During the recent Meta Connect in October, Meta announced that Iron Man VR would be coming to Meta Quest 2 and that Camouflaj is now owned by Meta. This is the ninth VR studio that Meta has acquired since late 2019.

Camouflaj knows how to make superhero games

In the summer of 2021, the executive producer of Oculus Studios wrote that many high-quality VR games are in development for Meta Quest 2, which would surprise even the biggest skeptics. However, what top tier VR studios like Sanzaru Games and Ready at Dawn are working on remains a closely guarded secret to this day.

Camouflaj is well prepared to develop a Batman title. Iron Man VR left a mixed impression, but a lot of that was down to outdated Playstation VR technology. The recently released version of Iron Man VR Quest 2 does not have these flaws (tracking limitations, long loading times) and has been very well received.

Those who already want to slip into the Batman costume can do so with Batman: Arkham VR. The unfortunately rather short VR game from 2016 is available for Playstation VR, on Steam and in the Rift Store. It’s pretty good even by today’s standards and one of those early VR classics.

Source: Janko Rottgers @ Twitter /FTC Files


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