Robo Recall, Epic Games’ full-game version of its violent and satisfying tech demo Bullet Train, is out now for the Oculus Rift. The company announced the surprise release during its presentation at this year’s Game Developers Conference and, as had been previously promised, the full game is available for free.
“Earn the high score by using various combat tactics and skill shots as you teleport through city streets and rooftops in an awe-inspiring ballet of bullets,” the official description states. “Tear apart your interactive robot foes and use them as weapons against the enemy onslaught. Unlock, customize and test weapons back at company HQ before taking on the increasingly challenging missions that put your newfound skills to the test!”
Robo Recall has been funded by Oculus itself, so don’t expect an official release on the Vive anytime soon, and it’s already one of the better games available for the Rift and Touch controllers.
We’ll have a more detailed look at the full version of the game later today, but for now we’ll just say that it’s absolutely worth your time if you’re a Rift owner ... and don’t mind abusing some robots to get the highest possible score.
"You want the gun from a robot?" Epic’s Nick Whiting, technical director of VR and AR asked Polygon at a previous demo. "You just rip his fucking arm off. You can beat people with robot limbs."
Epic also announced that the game will also launch alongside a mod kit that will allow players to create their own content for Robo Recall, which should extend the longevity of the game past the levels that are shipping today.
You can watch a few minutes of us playing a pre-release version of Robo Recall below.