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Rec Room For PS VR Gets Free New “Rec Royale” Mode June 7

Battle royale heads where you least expect it!

Shawn Whiting's Avatar Posted by Community Designer - Against Gravity

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, June 7 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 May 25 to Sunday May 27. We would love to hear your feedback during this public testing phase via the Rec Room subreddit and Discord server.

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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!

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Andrewman03 said:

May 21st, 10:21 am

Will it be solos or will there also be duos and squads? I wanna play this with some friends

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    Shawn Whiting said:

    May 21st, 11:49 am

    We will likely ship with solos to start but we’re definitely looking into adding support for squads and other game modes soon!

cusman said:

May 21st, 11:00 am

I tried Battle Royale in Fortnite and didn’t think it was worth spending time on. Hopefully one of the other games copy pasting this idea in a hurry is more to my liking for this type of game mode.

LOCO209 said:

May 21st, 1:25 pm

Nice will have to give this a try.. Sound interesting if it is pulled off right and is fun…

NekoRave said:

May 21st, 2:42 pm

Call of duty
Battlefield
Red dead redemption 2 etc etc

Battle royale being added to everything is kind of overkill and needs to stop.

It really devalues a game overall based on hype which will die out and be dead eventually.

Everyone is trying to cash in it seems.

kemospear said:

May 21st, 2:47 pm

Are you ever going to add in trophies?
There are a lot of us trophy hunters who would love to see this implemented.

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    Shawn Whiting said:

    May 21st, 6:31 pm

    We need to look into integrating in to the Sony trophy system on the back end but it’s something we’ve heard some players are interested in. We have a feature request and bug board here so make a post or upvote one on trophies! https://recroom.canny.io/

    JONGREY said:

    May 22nd, 1:52 am

    Trophies Please

hephiroth said:

May 21st, 2:49 pm

Awesome news! I haven’t really tried any of the Battle Royal games, but I’m much more willing to giving it a try in VR.

Xx_Zick_xX said:

May 21st, 6:22 pm

PS Move and teleport as in Paintball or can we use Aim controller?

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    Shawn Whiting said:

    May 21st, 6:33 pm

    Move controllers. No aim controller support right now. Sorry!

JSG6155 said:

May 22nd, 5:52 am

Originally I was going to scold you guys for sinking to the level of some other developers, by rushing to add a “battle royale” mode to your game.

However, it seems like you guys have actually put a lot of thought into it, and after seeing the additions you’ve done in the past I have confidence that this won’t just be a short-lived trendy feature.

Also it’s all in VR, which is a clear advantage over the competition :)

Tomoprime said:

May 22nd, 1:07 pm

Please add me to the Alpha. What server backend are you using? E.g photon etc.

Amroth2288 said:

June 12th, 2:56 pm

How do I get the burst gun skin I have psplus and I did not get it

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