Made by Hyperbolic Magnetism, an indie game studio based in the Czech Republic. Beat Saber was showcased at Unite Europe in Amsterdam. It’s a combination of Guitar Hero and Fruit Ninja in virtual reality (VR) videogame with light sabers. There are several VR videogames that already exist that touch on the realm of Star Wars. From Star Wars: Trials on Tatooine where you have to repair the iconic Millennium Falcon and defend R2-D2 from storm troopers with a light saber to the fan made mod of VR game Robo Recall. However, this is one that’s based on your talent in music and rhythm.
There were several VR videogames that were showcased at Unite, but thanks to Hyperbolic Magnetism’s mixed reality set up (and perhaps standing at the entrance of one of the domes) there was a huge crowd people trying to beat one another to get the high score. Always a good sign for potential VR games that would do well at arcades, parties or something to play socially with friends. The game is in alpha stage and will be available for early access in September for the HTC Vive, Oculus and perhaps the PlayStation VR. In the future, they’re looking to find a way to add an editor so players can be jedi dancers to their own songs.
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