High fidelity worlds via Unity
Rec Room Studio is an upcoming Unity-powered PC creation tool that allows creators to create more faithful worlds.
The upcoming software allows creators to “Quickly drop assets and objects onto rooms and create and share custom textures, animations, audio and more. Revealed as part of the Rec Con 2022 event, Rec Room says the software also allows for collaborative creation with other players using the Maker Pen.
Rec Room Studio” will bring premium graphics and animations to the fingertips of the creative community.“, according to the startup. The new software is “coming soon” with Rec Room taking registrations for a private beta. A company representative said that the recent original Rec Room Showdown game mode is the current public example of something built into the tool.
The announcement comes about two weeks before Connect, an event that Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg said would include major updates to its competing creation platform Horizon Worlds. Rec Room is already available on a wide range of devices (including phones, game consoles and VR), with the startup claiming to have reached 82 million lifetime users and paid creators $1 million in the first quarter of this year. Rec Room is also available now as a standalone PC client.
Competition between platforms like VRChat, Rec Room. Roblox and Horizon Worlds seem to be heating up as investors double down and engineers work hard to bridge the gap between easier-to-use tools and professional game engines like Unreal Engine and Unity. We’ll be watching this space closely in the coming months, so check back with UploadVR as we dig deeper into the latest developments.