Have you ever wanted to shoot a bunch of angry robots with two pistols without having to worry about the consequences? Then you should give Robo Recall, a VR first-person shooter from Epic Games that allows you to do just that, a try now that it's available as a free download for the Oculus Rift.
Robo Recall has players teleport around, aim with the Touch motion controllers, and fire away at the objects of their not-so-virtual fury. We got to play a demo of Robo Recall at the Oculus Connect 3 developer conference in October 2016. The game was similar to Bullet Train, a tech demo that stole Oculus Connect 2 in 2015, but this time it took the form of a full-fledged game instead of just an itty-bitty experience used to show off the idea's potential.
Epic said at the time that Robo Recall would be a free download in Q1 2017 and, well, here we are. But that isn't all--the company also revealed the Robo Recall Mod Kit to let anyone natively mod the game with new weapons, maps, and characters at no charge. The company said in a press release:
With the Robo Recall Mod Kit, players are invited to bring all-new experiences to Recallers everywhere. Modders can build new RoboReady-approved products, including top notch weapons for dispatching rogue robots, or change up the fight by creating their own opponents in need of recalling and creative decimation. The Mod Kit also allows players to create and share new levels for everyone to explore and build new versions of the Robo Recall maps with custom gameplay.
Robo Recall was made with Unreal Engine 4. We get the feeling that Epic is using the game as a showcase for the engine's capabilities--a trailer released at GDC 2017 was careful to point out UE's potential as a VR development tool, and it just so happens that the footage used to demonstrate UE's support for high-end VR at 90fps came from Robo Recall. The game will prove a worthwhile investment if it convinces other devs to make VR titles with UE.
|Where To Buy||Oculus Store|
|Release Date||March 1|