Survios, the L.A.-based virtual reality (VR) developer most well known for its first-person shooter (FPS) Raw Data and upcoming assault course experience Sprint Vector has announced a new title, Electronauts for VR music lovers.
Electronauts is a music creation tool designed for all ability levels, where users can venture into a surreal sonic experience which they can remix, compose, jam, and perform on Survios’ uniquely designed electronic instruments. To showcase what the experience can actually achieve Survios enlisted Grammy-winning super-producer duo Stargate to incorporate the music of A-class artists, producers, and DJs into Electronauts.
“Electronauts harnesses the power of VR to go inside of a song and feel completely in control of the music,” said Nathan Burba, Survios cofounder and CEO in a statement. “We’re incredibly excited to announce Electronauts alongside a highly anticipated new computer like the iMac Pro, which can easily handle the demands of our high-performance VR software. We are also excited to collaborate with Stargate who share our vision for pushing the creative limits of music using VR.”
Additional participating artists will be announced at a later date, with users able to remix songs and engage with these top artists’ music in an immersive setting.
“Never before have you been able to create music and interact with sound in a truly immersive way. This opens up for a totally new level of creative freedom and will inspire both seasoned artist and musicians as well as people with no musical training. Anyone can instantly create magic,” added Stargate’s Mikkel Eriksen. “The fact that you can play with material from today´s most talented artists makes it even more compelling. I truly believe Electronauts is groundbreaking, and a game changer in music creation.”
Actual gameplay details haven’t been released just yet, so it remains to be seen how Electronauts differs from some of the other music creation/DJ style experiences currently available, such as The Music Room or Soundstage. There’s also been no word on which headsets will be supported.
Those keen on getting an early peek can sign up to the Electronauts Creator Beta, a closed beta for creators interested in VR music creation. When further details about Electronauts become available, VRFocus will let you know.