Hello everyone! This is Shawn from Against Gravity, makers of Rec Room. We launched Rec Room in public beta on PS VR in November and we’d like to thank everyone who has taken the time to play and provide us with feedback.
Rec Room is a virtual reality social club where you can play active games with friends from all around the world. Today we’re excited to announce the addition of a new game: Rec Royale.
Rec Royale launches on Thursday, 7th June and will pit 16 players against each other in the wilds of a national park. The landscape holds summer camps, mountains, forests, outposts, ravines, lakes, and tons of loot for scavenging.
To hold all of that loot we’ve added a new backpack system for quick swapping and storing multiple weapons and power-ups. Like all Rec Room activities, it will be cross platform and free. Players logging in with PlayStation Plus will receive an exclusive paintball burst rifle skin, but Rec Room does not require PlayStation Plus.
If you’d like an early peek at Rec Royale there will be a public alpha test for players with a registered Rec Room account from Friday 25th May to Sunday 27th May. We would love to hear your feedback during this public testing phase via the Rec Room subreddit and Discord server.
We’d also like to thank all of our incredible custom room creators who have been using tools like the maker pen and sandbox machine to build their own Rec Room activities over the last few months, many of them inspired by battle-royale-style gameplay.
These player-created rooms, along with persistent community feedback, gave us a clear signal that players were hungry for something like Rec Royale. Once Rec Royale is released it will be available for all players to modify and create their own custom rooms. We can’t wait to see what you build!
Thanks for reading, and we’ll see you in game!