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Get Ready to Rumble! As Rec Royale Encourages Some Cross-Platform Mayhem

Having given virtual reality (VR) players a taste of battle royale goodness over one short weekend in May, Rec Room  developer Against Gravity has now officially launched Rec Royale for PlayStation VR, Oculus Rift, HTC Vive and Windows Mixed Reality headsets.

Rec Royale - Screenshot

With the ‘Battle Royale’ scene becoming increasingly popular thanks to videogames like PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds and Epic Games’ Fortnite, Against Gravity’s little slice of carnage is free to everyone with the right VR headset.

Gameplay is simple enough. Rec Royale pits 16 players against each other in the wilds of a national park. With the landscape hiding summer camps, mountains, forests, outposts, ravines, and lakes, there’s plenty opportunities for ambushing and taking out other players. Plus there’s tons of loot for scavenging.

There’s no teaming up in Rec Royale, it’s every player for themselves at the moment with Against Gravity’s Community Designer Shawn Whiting saying: “We really wanted to get in a squads mode for launch but we weren’t able to make it. We want to support squads ASAP and we know players are eager to play in teams with their friends. Teaming up is not allowed at the moment since we don’t have squads. There is an exception for player created rooms where players are allowed to set their own social rules.”

Rec Royale - Poster - Frontier Pass

As for what’s new since the public alpha test last month, Against Gravity has added new streaming and recording cameras for Twitch streamers, YouTubers, and other content creators, a Frontier season pass that allows players to level up and unlock rewards within Rec Royale, lots of level design work and map changes based on player feedback, the ability to walk and sprint over almost any terrain type, including off cliffs, easier holstering and drawing of weapons, and the option to toggle locomotion between head based direction or controller based direction in settings.

Just like Rec Room, Rec Royale is completely free to download, found via the doors in the Rec Center or by looking at your watch. For any further updates from the team, keep reading VRFocus.