Rhythm action titles for virtual reality (VR) headsets seem to be all the rage at the moment, offering easy to pick up gameplay mechanics that get players moving. In 2018 Synth Riders arrived on Steam Early Access for PC VR headsets, and soon it’ll be the turn of Oculus Quest.
The Oculus Quest will herald the full launch of Synth Riders, leaving Early Access on Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, Windows Mixed Reality and Valve Index. During EA the title has seen numerous improvements and feature additions, one of the biggest being full native integration with YUR.FIT, a fitness app which helps players keep track of the calories they’ve burnt over the course of single and multiple sessions.
For the official launch, Synth Riders will feature 30 songs to dance through, with more planned. Each will have four difficulty levels to master, with seven swappable environments to enjoy. To ensure the experience offers a mixture of gameplay there will be a variety of modes to test, such as regular, boxing, endurance and force. Currently offering a single-player experience, Kluge Interactive also plans on adding a multiplayer option in the near future.
To make the launch extra special Kluge has revealed the full version of Synth Riders will include the official release of “Into the Void (Synth Riders Edit)” by CelldWeller, a full week before the artist officially makes the song publicly available on 7th November.
“It’s truly magical when the love for a game brings thousands of people together to form a community, causes them to ask: “This is great, how can we contribute ourselves to make the game even better?” The Synth Riders community has spent countless hours pouring their hearts out in so many creative ways, and we can’t wait to see where it goes next,” said Brian Elliot Tate, Community Manager, Kluge Interactive, in a statement.
Synth Riders will be available on Oculus Quest from 31st October 2019, the same day the full PC VR launch happens. The Quest version will retail for $16.99 USD while the PC version on Steam, Oculus Store and Viveport will cost $19.99. VRFocus will continue its coverage of Synth Riders and all the latest VR rhythm action titles, reporting back with the latest announcements.