Harmonix introduced a logo new VR rhythm sport on Twitter as of late referred to as Audica. Based at the photos it seems to be find it irresistible’s a mix of first-person shooter mechanics with the similar taste of rhythm-based music gameplay the developer has turn out to be identified for.
Other than the announcement tweet and debut trailer we all know principally not anything about Audica presently. You can see the announcement trailer right here:
Here’s what the Steam web page has to mention:
Audica is a VR Rhythm Shooter from Harmonix, the makers of Rock Band™ and Dance Central™. Armed with a couple of rhythm blasters, you shoot and destroy goals to the beat of a soundtrack that includes songs from one of the crucial international’s hottest digital artists. The higher your timing, accuracy and shape, the simpler your ranking. The higher your ranking, the upper your home at the Audica Leaderboards.
Audica is extremely intuitive and immersive from the primary time you play – use your blue and orange blasters to shoot color-coded goals to the beat whilst in a panoramic cosmic enviornment. On professional problem, Audica gameplay is intense and exacting. If you need to say a place on the most sensible of the leaderboards, you’ll want to follow till you and your blasters turn out to be one, acting a tightly choreographed ballet of beat-blasting brilliance.
You’d be hard-pressed for me to get a hold of a greater sequence of alliteration than “ballet of beat-blasting brilliance” to explain what I noticed within the trailer. That’s A+ word-slinging proper there.
In an unique interview with Game Informer, Harmonix co-founder Alex Rigopulos dished some additional main points. As it seems, Audica is in reality crafted from the remnants of the canceled aggressive music shooter, Chroma, that Harmonix had began prototyping years in the past.
According to the interview, in Audica you dual-wield VR weapons to take intention at goals that shape out of various colours and shapes very similar to skeet capturing. There is a circle final round each and every goal and as soon as it is totally closed that’s the best second you will have to shoot it because the music thumps alongside. In some way, it seems to be and feels slightly like Audioshield or Beat Saber, however is gun-based somewhat than swiping or punching.
Audica’s soundtrack will focal point most commonly on digital music. When it releases in early get entry to that can come with ten overall songs, the primary 5 of that are:
- 1788-L & Blanke “Destiny”
- Alison Wonderland “I Want U”
- Donna Summer “I Feel Love (Afrojack Remix)”
- James Egbert “The Space”
- Savant “Splinter”
As any person that’s been partial to Harmonix’s paintings for years (even ahead of Rock Band, going all of the as far back as Frequency and Amplitude from just about 20 years in the past) I’m excited to peer them nonetheless concerned with VR. Harmonix Music VR on PSVR was once an enchanting, albeit general missing, eclectic number of music mini video games, whilst Rock Band VR on Rift had some truly nice concepts applied. Even SingSpace on Gear VR on Go, a VR karaoke sport, was once a great time with the correct other folks.
Audica might be their fourth VR sport so I’m excited to peer what classes they’ve discovered and implemented from the ultimate a number of years. You can sit up for taking part in Audica on Oculus Rift and HTC Vive as an Early Access sport on March seventh, 2019. It’ll be on each Oculus Home and Steam.
Harmonix “hopes” to convey Audica to PSVR and Quest ultimately as neatly. You can sign up for the Harmonix Discord for extra main points because it nears Early Access release and notice the authentic website online.