Whenever Beat Games has something to say about its rather popular rhythm action title Beat Saber it’s usually worth taking notice. Today is no different with the studio releasing a rather big update for the videogame, adding more songs, features and improvements to the overall experience.
The most important addition for longterm fans is the Original Soundtrack Vol. 3, adding six free new songs to the roster:
- Morgan Page – Reason For Living
- Pegboard Nerds – Give A Little Love
- PIXL – Full Charge
- Slippy – Immortal
- Boom Kitty – Burning Sands
- Jaroslav Beck, Jan Ilavsky (ft. Mutrix) – Origins
The colour picker is now available. Revealed earlier this month, its a customisation feature which allows players to choose the colour of the sabers, notes, obstacles and lights. Great for a visual change, this addition could also help those who have difficulties seeing certain colours.
Beat Games hasn’t stopped there. Players can now override the level environment and enjoy improved lighting. The swing angle detection has been improved, as well as the note jump-start positions and speed in Expert+ difficulty for Crystallized, Cycle Hit and WHAT THE CAT!? – which were all released last month.
Beat Saber supports Oculus Rift, Oculus Quest, HTC Vive, Valve Index, Windows Mixed Reality and PlayStation VR headsets. Unlike some previous updates or features, the OST Vol.3 update is available for all of those mentioned. Especially good for Oculus Quest and PlayStation VR owners who don’t have access to the Level Editor which is only available for PC.
VRFocus reviewed the PC version of Beat Saber back in May giving it a full five-star rating, remarking: “The Oculus Rift version is as good as ever and now offers even more value for money thanks to the new features, it is a little shame that there’s no cross-buy support for Oculus Quest. Either version of Beat Saber is great for new and veteran VR fans alike.”
The popularity of Beat Saber seems to have continued unabated. Harmonix will soon be challenging its rival on PlayStation VR when Audica arrives later this year for the headset. As further updates are released for Beat Saber, VRFocus will let you know.