Today is the final day for Sony’s Countdown to E3. And they ended things with a bit of a bang for those of you with PS VR: Beat Saber is coming to the platform. Released earlier in the year on Steam and Oculus, Beat Saber is an extremely popular VR rhythm game. Even in its early access state, it became Steam’s highest rated game in less than a week after going up for sale.
But what do you do in it? In Beat Saber your goal is simple: use the PS Move to slice colored cubes to pieces as they come toward you. They have different colors and arrows on them, telling you which ones you need to hit and with what direction. There’s eight total directions, the speed increases, and there are even walls that close in on you that you have to avoid. That sounds like a lot to juggle but it looks exhilarating in practice. The developer’s goal was to throw so much at the player that to hit all the moves it will look like you’re dancing as you play. And the music will help with that impression, each level has an awesome beat created by Los Angeles based composer Jaroslav Beck.
There isn’t a release date yet and the developers (Hyperbolic Magnetism, super cool name) are just an indie studio so there’s no telling how long it will take. But it certainly looks like it will be worth the wait. Take a look at the trailer below and let us know what you think in the comments!
Been a fan of video games ever since I opened up a Game Boy with Pokemon Yellow one Christmas far too long ago. I even taught myself to read by playing it! From then on, games and words have always been linked for me. I found that what I really liked about video games (and every other thing I owned) was the stories they held. I’m honored to be here, using my words to talk about the wonderful worlds that games can take us to.