Virtual reality (VR) has a slowly growing collection of experiences which are designed to be best experienced with others. From more traditional passive style social media such as Facebook Spaces through to more active titles such as Rec Room by developer Against Gravity, which has just introduced a new Group Quest titled The Curse of the Crimson Cauldron.
The Rec Room was originally released into Steam Early Access for HTC Vive and Oculus Rift in 2016, where it received considerable praise from critics and consumers. The title was designed to be a type of online VR social club where people could mingle and play mini-games together, such as 3D Charades, Disc Golf and Paintball. Since then, the developers have expanded the title to include RPG-style quests, which feature storylines to follow and cosmetic items to unlock.
The latest quest lets players take on the Goblin hordes, who are serving a new, mysterious master after the downfall of the Goblin King. Players must discover the secret of the powerful Curse of the Crimson Cauldron and defeat the new ruler of the goblins. Completing the quest allows players to unlock two new outfits, Witch Hunter and Wizard.
Some other new tweaks and fixes have also been added in the new update, including a prompt to import Steam or Oculus friends who play Rec Room. Creators of private games now have moderator powers so can mute or kick guests and give host powers to other guests where needed.
Rec Room is free to play on Steam, and the developers have been keen on continuing to add new features and fix problems, regularly introducing new features and bug fixes through updates. An official full release for the title has not yet been confirmed.
A trailer for the new update is available to view below.
VRFocus will bring you further news on Rec Room as it becomes available.