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Rock Band creators reveal crazy new rhythm game for VR


 

The creators of Rock Band have a new rhythm game on the way, and it’s a crazy futuristic shooter played in virtual reality.

Dubbed Audica, the VR game has players shooting at notes to the beat as they fly towards the player in a sci-fi looking setting. You’ll be testing your aim and your sharpshooting skills, hitting notes with “rhythm blasters” rather than plastic guitars.

“On expert difficulty, Audica gameplay is intense and exacting,” Harmonix writes. “If you want to claim a spot at the top of the leaderboards, you’ll need to practice until you and your blasters become one, performing a tightly choreographed ballet of beat-blasting brilliance.”

An early access version of Audica will launch before the release of the full game, and it’ll be here soon. HTC Vive and Oculus Rift players can look for the game to arrive on Steam on March 7th. This early access release will include 10 songs and four difficulties. The full game, which is expected to release later in 2019, should include over 25 tracks, a campaign mode, a practice mode, more locations and weapons, leaderboards, and “possibly new gameplay mechanics.” Harmonix also hopes to bring Audica to PlayStation VR once it leaves early access.

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Emma’s early gaming was mostly done in secret, as the only gamer in a family of normal people. She still retains skills from this dark period in her life, such as the ability to teleport instantly across the house away from the computer, and holds a gold medal in the Olympic sport of “Hide the Gameboy.” Sorry, Mom, now you know. Find her on Twitter @Emma4EGM

Rock Band creators reveal crazy new rhythm game for VR

Put down the plastic guitar and get ready to shoot down notes in virtual space with Audica.

By Emma Schaefer | 02/14/2019 11:30 AM PT

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The creators of Rock Band have a new rhythm game on the way, and it’s a crazy futuristic shooter played in virtual reality.

Dubbed Audica, the VR game has players shooting at notes to the beat as they fly towards the player in a sci-fi looking setting. You’ll be testing your aim and your sharpshooting skills, hitting notes with “rhythm blasters” rather than plastic guitars.

“On expert difficulty, Audica gameplay is intense and exacting,” Harmonix writes. “If you want to claim a spot at the top of the leaderboards, you’ll need to practice until you and your blasters become one, performing a tightly choreographed ballet of beat-blasting brilliance.”

An early access version of Audica will launch before the release of the full game, and it’ll be here soon. HTC Vive and Oculus Rift players can look for the game to arrive on Steam on March 7th. This early access release will include 10 songs and four difficulties. The full game, which is expected to release later in 2019, should include over 25 tracks, a campaign mode, a practice mode, more locations and weapons, leaderboards, and “possibly new gameplay mechanics.” Harmonix also hopes to bring Audica to PlayStation VR once it leaves early access.

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About Emma Schaefer

view all posts

Emma’s early gaming was mostly done in secret, as the only gamer in a family of normal people. She still retains skills from this dark period in her life, such as the ability to teleport instantly across the house away from the computer, and holds a gold medal in the Olympic sport of “Hide the Gameboy.” Sorry, Mom, now you know. Find her on Twitter @Emma4EGM