Do you want to feel the force, like actually feel it? Well if you do Beat Saber might be the perfect choice in VR game.
Recently, there’s been a video of Beat Saber that’s been going viral on the internet. In the VR game you’ll wield two lightsabers in your hands to smash the oncoming beats. There are two differently squared tiles with arrows on top of them that will tell you on how to slice it.
You must grip the light saber and slice through the tile in the correct position. You’ll usually see the red tiles on the left and the blue tiles on the right. But sometimes, they will switch paths where you must re-orient your hands to match and slice the beat. In addition, you’ll find extra tiles with the letter “X” on them which you must skip over.
The teaser video for Beat Saber looks quite menacing with how quickly the tiles come at you. But don’t worry, this isn’t the default level you will be starting off at. Rather, this is on the harder difficulty setting and you can choose an easer one to begin with.
The development of the game started in 2016 when the creators — Hyperbolic Magnetism — found out that there weren’t too many rhythm based VR games in the marketplace. The company wanted to create a fun VR rhythm game where the goal was to slash the beats with a lightsaber. They describe the game to be a mashup between “Guitar Hero and Fruit Ninja in VR.”
In addition, Hyperbolic Magnetism composed the beats to perfectly fit the hand made levels. Their goal was to make players almost dance while slicing and dicing the tiles into pieces.
One of the coolest things you’ll discover is that when you rest the lightsaber beam on the floor, it actually creates a melting effect where you can see the area around sort of burn away. This little detail and feature adds that extra bit of fun into the game.
- Unique gameplay with a great feel – Beat Saber combines the satisfying feeling of cutting with emergent perception of rhythm.
- Handcrafted levels & music – All the basic levels and music in the game will be handcrafted to emphasise the music rhythm. The results are incomparable to similar games with generated content.
- Game longevity – The game can be played in short (few minutes) sessions in quick play mode or for many hours in career mode.
- Game accessibility – Anyone can understand basic game principles and play the game in just a few seconds.
Beat Saber is set to release in Q1 of 2018 for VR enthusiasts to enjoy. There isn’t a current set price yet but we expect to see that announced very shortly. Are you ready to cut some beats with a lightsaber? Let us know your thoughts on the upcoming VR rhythm game.