The Rise of a Virtual Reality Rec Room

Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, virtual reality games have become more popular than ever. With so many people either working or attending school at home, many are seeking a new space where they can socialize, relax, and be creative. They want an escape, and VR social games offer exactly that. Games like Rec Room saw a huge boom in users in 2020, and its popularity has lasted. Rec Room has offered gamers a great social experience with unique features.

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What Is Rec Room in VR?

Rec Room is a social platform that lets users create unique avatars, play mini-games, chat with friends, and explore different rooms. Players can:

  • Create their own rooms and explore millions of rooms created by other users.
  • Create a customized character that expresses their style.
  • Play mini-games like disc golf, paintball, dodgeball, and co-op quests
  • Use the Maker Pen to build anything they can dream up!

Rec Room is a great virtual escape, and best of all, the app is free. It has introduced millions of users to new friends and let old friends stay connected when miles, time zones, or social distancing have prevented them from getting together in the real world. And Rec Room can be played on a variety of platforms, including PC, PlayStation, Oculus Quest, and Xbox.

Who Owns Rec Room in VR?

Rec Room was made by the Seattle-based development studio Rec Room Inc. The CEO is Nick Fajt, who began working on Rec Room in 2016 after spending time working for Microsoft’s HoloLens mixed reality project. The company prides itself on working with users to create the best experience, and it pays users who create popular content in the app. Rec Room is a truly collaborative environment that gets users involved to engineer their own virtual escape. Currently, it’s most popular with teenagers, but the app’s user base grows by the day. Investors have flocked to Red Room, indicating a bright future for the Rec Room app.