Should you’ve been following the regular launch of VR video games over the previous few years, you have most likely heard of Beat Saber: a frenetic, rhythm-based lightsaber sport that mixes up Guitar Hero gameplay with fluid VR movement controls, giving us the Kylo Ren teen rocker simulator we by no means knew we needed.
Beat Saber launched to Early Entry in May 2018, and rapidly gained a following for its fast-paced gameplay, superior soundtrack, and lightsabers (individuals love lightsabers, okay?). Gamers wield a ‘saber’ in every hand and whack incoming blocks to the beat of the music, although till now it is solely been head on.
As reported by RoadtoVR, anybody who’s bought Beat Saber on Oculus Quest, the newest wi-fi VR headset from Oculus, will be capable of play the sport in 360 Mode – which sends blocks in the direction of you in random instructions for a tougher and chaotic expertise. Already frightened you had been flailing your arms round like a maniac? That is about to worsen.
The rationale it is solely on Oculus Quest is the headset’s six levels of freedom (6DOF) movement sensor, which let you transfer round a room untethered and extra fluidly management your perspective inside VR environments.
Whereas most VR video games are mechanically designed for headsets unable to do that, the Beat Saber replace showcases the aptitude of the Quest and the sorts of expanded VR experiences that might be attainable with enhanced monitoring expertise.
Beat Video games has stated that they plan to convey a model of the mode to different, extra static-view headsets, although it’ll doubtless be restricted to 180-degree play.
You’ll be able to see a gameplay trailer for 360 Mode above: in order to not fully screw you over, it appears to throw blocks from factors usually in your eyeline, relatively than having to repeatedly spin backwards and forwards to catch the whole lot coming your method.
Whereas the sport is already included in our information to the finest VR video games, its newest replace has proven simply what builders can obtain when rising a sport’s providing – even now that the sport is technically out of Early Entry.
Beat Saber is a multi-platform title, and will be accessed by way of PlayStation VR, HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, and Home windows Blended Actuality headsets.