There’s nothing like a good virtual reality (VR) rhythm action videogame to get the blood pumping whilst burning a few calories at the same time. But it’s difficult to tell how many calories you’ve managed to rid yourself of playing Beat Saber or Audica for example. For that you need Synth Riders, which was updated this week with native YUR.FIT integration. Plus a bunch of new songs were added.
Launched last summer into Steam Early Access by developer Retrowave VR and publisher Kluge Interactive, Synth Riders is an unashamed 80s cyberpunk-theme experience dedicated to Synthwave music.
The update this week adds full native integration with YUR.FIT, a piece of fitness software which keeps track of player calories and highlights the fitness benefits of the videogame. Players will be able to see how many calories they burned each game as well as a weekly total. A companion app for mobiles is also planned to help track progress.
In addition to YUR.FIT, Retrowave VR has released a free music pack featuring five songs from FiXT, a music label which specialises in independent electronic-rock artists. This puts the total official Synth Riders track list up to 21.
Full FiXT Music Pack Vol. 1 Playlist:
- “Unshakeable” (Formal One Remix) by Celldweller
- “Enemy” (Gydra Remix) by Blue Stahli
- “Dust to Dust” (Zardonic Remix) by Circle of Dust
- “Wolves” by Voicians
- “Free” by Raizer
“We are very excited about our partnership with YUR. Players love the fitness benefits of Synth Riders, which we continue to take advantage of by keeping them engaged through exercise. This signals the beginning of what we believe to be a fruitful relationship to push VR fitness to new heights,” says Abraham Aguero, Creative Director at Kluge Interactive in a statement.
On top of the standard tracks, players can use the official beat map editor to create their own unique games. Synth Riders is compatible with Oculus Rift/Rift S, HTC Vive, Windows Mixed Reality and Valve Index headsets. Available through Oculus Store, Viveport and Steam, there’s a 20% discount through Steam until 24th June 2019. For further updates on the latest Synth Riders news, keep reading VRFocus.