Beat Saber Looking To Be The Next Big VR Title Releasing On May 1st For Oculus Rift And HTC Vive
Beat Saber has been one of the few VR games recently that have drawn a lot of attention prior to release. Created by Hyperbolic Magnetism the game will offer users a chance to wield dual light sabers in their hands and crush oncoming objects to the rhythm of a beat.
The game is set to release on May 1st (tomorrow) 9AM PST | 11AM EST worldwide on the Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, and Windows mixed reality headsets. Hyperbolic Magnetism did a great job in creating a selection for most available PC VR platforms and looks to disrupt the current marketplace dominated by Fallout 4 VR and Skyrim VR.
In Beat Saber, you will find that every beat indicates which saber you need to use and also the direction you need to match. All the music is composed to perfectly fit the handcrafted levels. The goal of the game is to make players dance while cutting the cubes and avoiding obstacles. Each cut is strongly supported by great sound and visual effects to emphasize the rhythm in VR.
On top of slashing to the rhythm of the beats you will find that many of the songs in the game were created just for Beat Saber. Artists such as Jaroslav Beck have created songs just for the game so you don’t have to play along to songs you’ve heard before.
Beat Saber will mostly allow you to stay stationary for minimal foot movement. Some people find that as more you move around in the play space, the more vulnerable you become to motion sickness. But you will be finding yourself using a lot of your upper body which will create a nice little workout for you.
Beat Saber will be available starting tomorrow, May 1st on the Steam marketplace and the Oculus Store for $20 | £15 depending on where you live. Swinging dual lightsabers will also be nice considering May the 4th (Star Wars Day) is just around the corner.