Czech indie game studio Hyperbolic Magnetism got to work on Beat Saber when they realised there was no great rhythm based game in virtual reality (VR). They started developing the game back in 2016 and showcased it at Unite Amsterdam, where it quickly drew an audience with attendees trying to beat each other’s high score. The game was shown on a HTC Vive and with the help of a green screen and tv screen, friends were able to see players slash at various cubes with light sabers in-game.
Vladimír Hrinčár tells VRFocus that Beat Saber has three songs available to play right now and upon release, it would have five. They hope to add more, but looking to add a level editor, to allow creative people to edit and make their own songs and levels. Beat Saber will be available for the HTC Vive and the Oculus Rift and perhaps on PlayStation VR in the near future.
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