Finally, we have confirmation that Beat Saber is officially coming to Oculus Quest. Today, ahead of GDC 2019, Oculus officially confirmed the viral sensation is hitting their standalone VR headset later this year.
“Playing Beat Saber on Oculus Quest allows you to make literally any move you want,” explains Beat Games Head of Marketing Michaela Dvorak , in an Oculus blog post. “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.”
This is great to hear directly from Beat Games. When I tried the Quest back at Oculus Quest 5 I noticed that I was unsure about the quality of the tracking in comparison to the Rift, Vive, PSVR, and Windows VR headsets. Hopefully these comments hold true — thankfully, we should get a chance to play the game on Quest this week and verify these claims.
“Free movement in VR is very important, especially with games where you have to move a lot,” says Dvorak. “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. The more people join the community of VR players, the more attractive it becomes for developers. This is an amazing way how to boost the VR industry. I think we are moving in the right direction. And with Standalone VR, we can move literally everywhere, right?”
Virtual Reality Is For Phones, Too. One of the biggest misconceptions with virtual reality is that you need to buy expensive viewing gear in order to participate. That is not true at all. In fact, the latest cell phones allow you to use it as a device for virtual reality. You might need to make or buy an additional piece to use it for that, but it is usually at a low cost. Google, for example, offers a 3D cardboard kit for your phone for less than $10.
Stay tuned to UploadVR for more on Beat Saber and Oculus Quest as we are on the ground at GDC 2019 this week. Let us know what you think down in the comments below!
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