Co-Founder Confirms Rec Room Isn’t Coming To PSVR2

Rec Room is not coming to PSVR 2 according to co-founder, and we've got the details here!
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Rec Room, the popular social VR app with over three million monthly active users, will not be making its way to Sony’s new PlayStation VR2 headset. We know this thanks to a post from the co-founder themselves. This news emerged during a Reddit AMA with Rec Room co-founder and CCO Cameron Brown.

Brown confirmed there are “no current plans” for a PSVR2 port (Thanks uploadvr). Citing economic concerns, Brown explained that while Rec Room “would love” to bring the experience to PSVR2, “the cost hasn’t found a way to make sense” based on their current projections. This sentiment was echoed in a follow-up statement to UploadVR, emphasizing that the decision is purely business-driven and doesn’t reflect any negativity towards Sony or the PSVR platform.

“No current plans to bring [Rec Room] into PSVR 2. We’ve looked into it, it’s a non-trivial port, and we haven’t found a way to make it make economic sense. In an ideal world, we would love to bring [Rec Room] to PSVR 2, but we can’t justify the cost based on the numbers. Sucks I know, but that’s the truth.”

Cameron Brown

Rec Room’s absence on PSVR2 adds to existing anxieties surrounding the platform’s future. Despite launching last February with high-profile VR exclusives like Horizon Call of the Mountain and Gran Turismo 7, it seems like Sony doesn’t have as many titles coming to the platform as it should. The lack of confirmed upcoming first-party PSVR2 titles seems like a red flag.

Still, there’s a lot of good with PSVR2, it saw some notable successes recently. Major titles like Resident Evil 4 and Five Nights at Freddy’s: Help Wanted 2 launched for the platform. VR developers continue prioritizing established platforms like Quest and PC VR alongside PSVR2. Any business needs to justify its costs, and ports are expensive.

In the meantime, Rec Room is still working on its own future developments. Full-body avatars are slated for release in March, offering an optional alternative to the current head, torso, and hand avatars. Additionally, Rec Room is confirmed as one of the few AR/VR games coming to Apple Vision Pro, so some ports are on the way.

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