Rec Room officially launches on Android on August 5
What you need to know
- Rec Room is a free-to-play community and game creation app that lets users create experiences to share with friends.
- It's one of the most popular apps on VR, and is also consistently popular on other platforms.
- It's finally launching on Android for all users, five years after first appearing on PC.
Rec Room, the game creation and community app that's been around for the last five years, is finally having its official launch on Android. The game launches on the Google Play Store for all users on August 5.
Rec Room is a combination social space and game creation space where gamers can socialize together and share crafted experiences. In addition to Android, Rec Room currently is available on PC, PS4/PS5, Xbox Series X/S, iOS, and Oculus Quest. It supports cross-play across all devices. The game has rapidly grown in popularity since it was launched in 2016, and it's one of the best VR games, not to mention one of the most popular with over one million monthly players.
Within Rec Room, gamers can create experiences that they can then play with their friends. The most popular game within the game is Rec Royale, a battle royale with 14-16 players. Several players have recreated popular games like Among Us in Rec Room. It also has several official missions with a variety of tasks to accomplish, including the thinly-veiled Castlevania pastiche Crescendo of the Blood Moon.
You may notice something when you read this article: The app already has several reviews and thousands of downloads on the Play Store already. "But Rachel," I hear you asking in bafflement. "How can it already have that many downloads if it just launched today?" Well that's because it rolled out for some users in a soft launch last week, but this is the official launch for everyone.
The party's just getting started
After five years on other platforms, social gaming hub Rec Room is rolling out to all Android users after a soft launch on the platform last week.
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Rachel Kaser is an Android Central gaming contributor, who's been writing since 2013 and gaming since the age of five. She's covered everything from gaming news, reviews, and analysis -- if it exists in gaming, she knows about it. She also contributes to Future's other sites, iMore and Windows Central. If you want to hear her opinions on games, pop culture, tech, and everything in between, follow her on Twitter @rachelkaser