We’ve been rather quiet recently while we’ve been working away on the next game in The Room series.
Early on in development of the next game we decided to try something new. We wanted to explore how new technologies could add to our unique gaming experience and further immerse our players in the mysterious world of The Room.
So we’re very excited to reveal the next game in the series is called The Room VR: A Dark Matter and will release exclusively on Virtual Reality platforms!
Designed from the ground up for the unique capabilities of VR, players can inhabit the spine-tingling world of The Room and interact with its strange contraptions in this compelling new chapter.
The game begins deep within The British Museum in London, where the disappearance of an esteemed Egyptologist prompts a Police investigation into the unknown. Explore cryptic locations, examine fantastic gadgets and discover an otherworldly element which blurs the line between reality and illusion.
The Room VR: A Dark Matter will be released early 2020 on PlayStation VR, Oculus Rift, Oculus Quest, HTC Vive, Valve Index & Windows Mixed Reality headsets.
We hope you enjoy the video and screenshots ;)
When is the game released? – The Room VR: A Dark Matter is due to be released in early 2020, however we don’t have an exact date just yet.
Where can I buy it & how much will it cost? – The Room VR: A Dark Matter will be available to purchase from the Oculus Store, Steam and Playstation Store. The price has not yet been announced.
What devices are compatible? – The Room VR will be compatible with Oculus Quest, Oculus Rift, Oculus Rift S, Steam VR and Playstation VR.
What devices are not compatible? – The Room VR: A Dark Matter isn’t compatible with Gear VR, Samsung VR, Google Cardboard, Nintendo Labo or any other mobile VR platform. This is simply because these platforms are not powerful enough to run the game.
Can the game be played on mobile? – No. The Room VR: A Dark Matter is a VR exclusive title and can only be played by using a VR headset.
Are you giving up on mobile? – After 8 years and four games in The Room series on mobile, we felt it was time to take a step back and try something new. We’ve always been big fans of VR, and the opportunity to bring The Room into virtual reality seemed like a great way to do that. That isn’t to say that we’ll never make another mobile Room game – we haven’t planned beyond the current game, and if we have a great idea for a Room game more suited to mobile then that’s definitely something we’d consider!
Why VR? – We’ve always felt that the Room series would be incredibly well suited to VR, but it never felt like the right time to take that step. The release of more powerful and accessible headsets has finally allowed us to pursue this interest as a viable option.
What is VR? – VR stands for Virtual Reality. In order to play VR games, you need a VR headset + corresponding controller(s). The headset contains screens within it which allow you to see the gameplay – any head or hand movements carried out while wearing the headset will correlate to what you see within the headset. It can make for quite an immersive experience!