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Thursday, January 12, 2023


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Martin K.

Quest support in 2023 seems likely, but with VR sales slowing down, this move could be a bit too late to enter a market that Rec Room is already dominating.

I just checked: Roblox has a system for 13+ age verification in place and offers spatial voice chat for verified users. In terms of avatar customisation and monetization, Roblox appears to be miles ahead of Rec Room. The player and creator base of Roblox is many times larger than that of Rec Room. I have little doubt that Roblox is going to dominate social VR on Quest.

Here is the creative director of Rec Room Inc. comparing Rec Room to Roblox: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0v-X7QcBWtg&t=1200s . But that was 2 years ago. With age-verification and spatial voice chat available in Roblox, the game is now able to offer very similar social experiences on Quest as Rec Room does. And with Rec Room Studio, Rec Room is slowly moving away from in-game building - at least for the high-end experiences. This is going to be tough for Rec Room.

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