There’s a wealth of rhythm-action videogames for virtual reality (VR) headsets, with Kluge Interactive’s Synth Riders having been available for a couple of years now. Today, the studio has launched its biggest free update yet ‘Spin Mode’, adding a range of options to make each track even more immersive and energetic.
The Spin Mode does exactly what you’d expect, moving the gameplay away from a stationary track set out in front of you to one which encompasses the entire environment. Players can now select 90, 180, 360, and 360-degree overhead spins for every song and difficulty in Synth Riders.
Kluge Interactive has not only ensured the Spin Mode works on all 40 of the title’s original soundtrack but also with players’ favourite custom songs, so you can now have those orbs and walls come from every direction.
There’s more to the update than just the Spin Mode. Play Profiles have been introduced enabling players to easily access their preferred combinations of modifiers, customising the type of experience they want. Alongside custom profiles (which can also be shared), there’s a selection of predefined options such as Dance, Force and Spin. Plus a new free track called Star Fighter from Danish synthwave and retro-electro artist, Wice has been added as well as a new stage Spin City and a Vanish Notes modifier.
“We are excited to let our players experience Spin Mode, which enhances every song currently available in the game. Synth Riders is offering an improved workout potential activating the whole body. It’s also a great addition for the Multiplayer Mode, making it even more entertaining and fun to play when the orbs spin all around the player,” said Abraham Aguero Benzecri, Kluge Interactive Creative Director in a statement.
On top of all of this, Kluge Interactive has teased an upcoming music pack at the end of the below trailer. Called Cyberpunk Essentials, its due for release on 13th August.
The Spin Mode update is free for all supported devices including Oculus Quest, Oculus Rift, HTC Vive and Valve Index headsets. As further updates for Synth Riders are released, VRFocus will let you know.