What you need to know
- Rec Room Studio will allow creators to import custom assets into their Rec Room using the power of the Unity editor.
- There is no release date on the tools, but creators can sign up for the special beta program.
- Rec Room has taken over its next original game mode, an asymmetric multiplayer mode pitting a team of four players against a player-controlled monster.
Rec Room Inc. announced. A new way to create custom content for social multiplayer is coming soon, other than using in-game tools, during today’s virtual keyword Rec Con 2022.
The company revealed Rec Room Studio, a set of features that use the Unity game engine editor to build and publish rooms for Rec Room. The studio has partnered with Unity on these tools that allow creators to insert items and assets into existing rooms. Creators can also create and share their own custom textures, models, sound, and animations using these tools.
It’s a more straightforward way to create the room than using the Maker Pen, an in-game tool that was the only way to create content with game assets, but other players will be able to collaboratively edit Rec Room Studio projects with Maker Pen. Rec Room Studio will be “coming soon”, but those interested can sign up for the upcoming private beta program on the game’s official website.
Rec Room has also teased the next original game mode in the event following the 3v3 multiplayer competitive face-off mode that was added last month. It doesn’t have a name or release date yet, but it’s a “multiplayer co-op adventure where four survivors work together to thwart a player-controlled monster and escape its treacherous lair,” according to the press release.
Rec Room is a free game available on consoles and mobile phones, and now offers a standalone PC as well as a Steam version. It can also be played on Oculus Quest 2 and other VR headsets, and our list of the best Oculus Quest 2 games has made for diverse and multi-platform game modes.
Meta Quest 2 offers more power, accuracy and flexibility over the original virtual headset. It is a complete all-in-one headset that does not need to be connected to a computer or smartphone in order to function.