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Rec Room introduced a new cross-platform multiplayer game called Rec Rally, where six players can compete in all-terrain vehicles within the Rec Room cartoon world.
It is the first game made by the company, which has its roots in virtual reality, but has expanded to multiple additional platforms.
Rec Room is one of the companies that has an opportunity to lead the technology and gaming industry towards the metaverse, the universe of virtual worlds that are interconnected, as in novels such as Snow Crash i Ready Player One. The company has raised $ 100 million at a valuation of $ 1.25 billion, which gives it a strong war chest at a time when other user-generated content (UCG) manufacturers are gaining strength.
Users as creators is a major theme of the latest game boom, which has seen the UGC Roblox platform go public and Overwolf raises $ 52.5 million for PC game mods and auxiliary applications. Rec Room premiered as a free virtual reality experience in 2016 and now has 25 million lifelong users. Revenue grew 566% last year as monetization joined and user activity has grown 600%.
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After the virtual reality market cooled and grew more slowly than expected, Rec Room relied on other platforms, such as game consoles, computers, and mobile devices. This has helped it grow a lot more and users are creating millions of rooms where friends can explore, entertain and communicate. Now offer your friends more stuff on these online sites.
The game opens on September 29 and players will be able to increase, crash and slide power to the finish line. Rec Rally is the first introduction of vehicles for the Rec Room community, with 25 million registered users. During the race, this is a buggy player, but during the previous game, players can huddle with their friends and take a ride with up to three buggy players. The game has fully optimized controls on all platforms, with an intuitive and clean feel to the touch devices.
Rec Room’s large community of UGC creators has been asking for vehicles for years. Players can travel with friends or grab a paintball gun and climb into the driver’s seat to look for some vehicle in vehicle. Rec Rally will be available to all users of Android, iOS, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X, Xbox One, PC via Steam, Oculus Quest and accessible to all virtual reality headsets.
“Rec Room has made it easier for you to reach a very large audience for what you’ve created,” Nick Fajt, CEO of Rec Room, said in a recent interview with GamesBeat. “I want this to continue to improve. We can continue to put ever-growing audiences in front of an increasingly capable group of creators to make fun memories for people of all ages. ”
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