After its first foray into virtual reality (VR) with Rock Band VR in 2017, Harmonix returned earlier this year with Audica, blending shooting mechanics with rhythm action gameplay. Today, the title has left Early Access, bringing with it new content and expanded headset support.
Audica 1.0 sees the addition of a dedicated campaign mode where you can play through the entire soundtrack across four tiers, each offering several challenges to complete. These can range from playing a song with invisible guns to reducing the reaction time to shoot each note. Successful completion of each tier unlocks the next, as well as rewarding you with new environments and blasters.
The launch also sees six more tracks added to the roster, bringing the total up to 33:
- David Guetta ft. Sia – “Titanium (Cazzette’s Ant Seeking Hamster Remix)”
- deadmau5 & Wolfgang Gartner – “Channel 42”
- Logic & Marshmello – “Everyday”
- ODESZA – “Loyal”
- Polyphia – “G.O.A.T.”
- Wolfgang Gartner – “Illmerica”
In addition to the core soundtrack four playable full-length Album Versions can be unlocked by playing through Audica’s campaign mode:
- 1788-L & Blanke – “Destiny”
- DragonForce – “Highway to Oblivion”
- K/DA ft. Madison Beer, (G)I-DLE, Jaira Burns – “POP/STARS”
- Zedd ft. Bahari – “Addicted To A Memory”
If that’s not enough five DLC tracks are also available for purchase, either individually or as a pack:
- 5 Seconds of Summer – “Youngblood”
- Ariana Grande – “Into You”
- Billie Eilish – “bad guy”
- Imagine Dragons – “Believer”
- Post Malone – “Better Now”
To finish all these musical shenanigans off there’s the PlayStation VR version. PlayStation VR players also get exclusive access to four free songs:
- asms – “Reeds of Mitatrush”
- Darren Korb ft. Ashley Barrett – “We All Become (from the Transistor: Original Soundtrack)”
- James Egbert ft. Nina Sung – “Exit Wounds”
- James Landino – “Funky Computer”
In Audica you’re armed with two guns, one blue one orange. It’s pretty much about precision target shooting to a beat, hitting a variety of single and multiple coloured targets to a soundtrack featuring some of the best artists in the pop and EDM space.
Supporting Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, Windows Mixed Reality and PlayStation VR headsets, Harmonix also has plans for additional content and updates in the near future. For further updates keep reading VRFocus.