Beat Saber joins Oculus Quest launch game lineup

Beat Saber will be available as part of Oculus Quest's first lineup of launch titles when it debuts.

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Beat Saber is an excellent VR title where players "slash" along to the music across several different tracks. It's been wildly successful, with over 1 million copies sold.

Now, Oculus has confirmed that it will be part of the upcoming Oculus Quest launch content lineup. That means a whole new legion of players will be able to jump on board, with the Oculus Quest's lack of cables that truly gives it a "free" feeling.

“Playing Beat Saber on Oculus Quest allows you to make literally any move you want,” explains Beat Games Head of Marketing Michaela Dvorak. “You can easily add that extra dance move, and that feeling when you don't have to watch out for any cables is priceless. I’m a big fan of Rift, but Beat Saber on Quest is a whole new level of experience! Visuals look absolutely stunning, gameplay is smooth and polished, and tracking is just great. Watching the game evolve on this platform was pretty exciting.”

Dvorak spoke at length about how 6DOF standalone VR will impact the game in the future, since it's very much a title where free movement is warranted.

"Free movement in VR is very important, especially with games where you have to move a lot. For me, the biggest plus is the accessibility of these types of devices. No PCs, no cables, no waiting—you just put it on and play. You can take it anywhere with you and show it to your friends and family. With standalone headsets entering the market, more people will be excited to get into VR," said Dvorak.

Beat Saber is a music and rhythm game that has players slashing away at note blocks while awesome songs play in the background. It started out as a PC title, but made its way to PSVR this year and invited tons of new players in to see what it's all about. It's addictive and a great way to get your exercise in for the day while playing around, too.

Oculus Quest is set to debut this spring, so keep your eyes peeled for more announcements coming soon. 

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    March 18, 2019 10:15 AM

    Brittany Vincent posted a new article, Beat Saber joins Oculus Quest launch game lineup

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      March 18, 2019 10:30 AM

      Awesome!

      This makes me want Oculus Quest so bad!

      It's great to hear this confirmation.

      Well done Oculus and Beat Games!

      One of the best selling VR game is Beat Saber and bringing it on Quest is very clever.

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      March 18, 2019 11:18 AM

      I really hope the oculus store games I bought for Rift carry over to Quest. May determine whether I buy it or not, considering Quest won’t be the only option for wireless VR. If they expect me to buy all the games again I might as well do it on another platform.