There’s no denying that the gaming future is upon us; next gen consoles and in particular VR have started to become exceedingly prominent in the gaming market. With more big name developers willing to take the time and risk to branch out into the VR market things are certainly looking up. However, it’s definitely still the smaller indie developers that are bringing the big bangs when it comes to VR content. Beat Saber by developer Hyperbolic Magnetism is here to make every rhythm loving Star Wars fan’s dreams come true.
Unaffiliated with Star Wars, you wont be battling through space in an epic battle for the Jedi or the Sith… instead you’ll be feeling the beat – not the force!
Beat Saber is a unique VR game, offering up rhythm based gameplay similar to that of DDR (Dance Dance Revolution) or Guitar Hero combined with Fruit Ninja. Instead of fruit you’ll find yourself slicing blocks to the beat with a pair of lightsabers (not swords) as opposed to playing instruments or popping some wicked dance moves with your wee tootsies. It’s all starting to sound like the the VR game of my dreams, to be perfectly honest.
The object of the game is to use your light swords to slash the colour coded blocks as they fly towards you in the direction of the arrow on the block. Sounds simple enough, yes? Well much like all rhythm based games Beat Saber has varying degrees of difficultly and as you can see from the trailer below it can gets quite intense.
Beat Saber will be available on HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, and PlayStation VR and is scheduled for release first quarter 2018. This means we should be able to swing our little sabers around to the beat some time soon if all goes to plan. For more information on this upcoming VR title you can head on over to their website here or check back in with us for all your latest gaming news.