Social VR platform Rec Room gave an replace on progress and introduced a number of new options in the present day, together with a terrain editor, a automobile system and a Rec Room Xbox port.
A brand new video was posted that particulars ‘The Way forward for Rec Room‘, which comes just some days earlier than Fb Join, the annual convention the place Fb makes its massive VR and AR bulletins for the 12 months. Given we’re prone to hear extra about social VR competitor Fb Horizon this week, Rec Room’s timing is probably going no coincidence.
Rec Room now has over three million player-created rooms and video games, with over 40 million room visits per thirty days. The social VR service has additionally seen important progress, with the group tripling in dimension since this time final 12 months.
The largest new options introduced have been the terrain editor and the automobile system. The terrain system will permit customers to go additional with their surroundings creation and make total worlds. Any customized terrain could be applied into customers’ rooms and video games. Whereas the video reveals PC footage, Rec Room confirmed to UploadVR that the terrain editor can be obtainable throughout all platforms when it launches and can assist in-VR creation.
Equally, a brand new automobile system can be being added to Rec Room, permitting customers to create their very own autos, equivalent to go karts, race automobiles, bikes and buses. It’ll assist attaching gamers to autos and carrying passengers as nicely. You may see some prototype footage within the video above, however take into account that there’s no launch date for both of those new options but.
Rec Room will add in some type of financial system sooner or later as nicely, which can permit Rec Room creators to be paid for his or her work. Particulars on the way it will function are scarce for now, however Rec Room’s Cameron Brown mentioned that the goal is for customers to “be capable of assist [themselves] by constructing cool stuff within the Rec Room metaverse.”
Rec Room Xbox Confirmed
Rec Room can even be releasing on the Xbox ecosystem, together with cross-play with all different VR and non-VR platforms. There’s no set date for the Xbox launch, however those that have an interest can signal as much as Rec Room’s e-newsletter to listen to extra when the time comes.
Rec Room is obtainable totally free for PC VR, Oculus Quest, PC VR, Steam and iOS.
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