Rec Room announced that more activities that were not previously available on the Quest will make their way on to the Quest 2. Unfortunately, these new activities will only be available for Quest 2 users and will not be accessible for owners of the original Quest headset.
The new activities being added to Rec Room include Rec Royale, the VR apps version of a Battle Royale style game, and the co-op Isle of Lost Skulls. Lost Skulls is currently available for the Quest 2, but the Rec Royale activity is still in development and will be released at a later date.
This is the first piece of content that is available exclusively with the Quest 2. Most games announced for the new headset are still compatible with older versions of the hardware. It does look like all new activities developed by the Rec Room team will only be available on the Quest 2 going forwards.
All of the content and activities for Rec Room are accessible through PC VR and original Quest users could use the Oculus Link to stream the game from their VR ready PC. In a Reddit post, a Rec Room developer commented that, “Quest 1 doesnt [sic] seem to have the power to run such a large map w that many people, physics objects, etc”
In response to criticism on the Reddit thread, the same developer put the restrictions into context, “To put it into proportion there are around 3 million rooms in Rec Room and I think there are 1 - 4 that you can't go into depending on Quest 1 vs Quest 2. And those go away if you use the link cable. But yes without the link cable there are very small differences between Quest 1 and Quest 2 available rooms due to the increased power of Quest 2.”