Kluge Interactive have released a free update for their action-dance virtual reality rhythm game, Synth Riders. It overhauls the game’s UX/UI and adds a brand-new multiplayer mode.
Modifiers such as “Prismatic Notes” and “Sudden Death” can be applied to matches beforehand in order to spice up the competition, while PC VR users can now create custom avatars to set themselves apart.
“Synth Riders has continued to be developed in active conversation with our community, and we knew early on that we had to give them a way to play together, not only to compete but to have fun with each other. We are excited to be one of the first VR rhythm games with multiplayer support, it is a tribute to our community!” Said Creative Director Abraham Aguero Benzecri, who we interviewed about the game last year.
Arriving alongside the new multiplayer mode is a reworked “UX and visual style” that includes redesigned menus and “smoother, quicker and more intuitive interactions” when it comes to browsing music packs and selecting songs. There’s also a new visual stage and a free bonus song: Nutronic by Cold War.
Kluge Interactive are planning further updates to Synth Riders in the near future, including an “Electro Swing Essentials” DLC pack that features songs from Parov Stelar, Electric Swing Circus and Jamie Berry.
To celebrate the update’s roll out, the game is currently discounted on the Oculus Store.
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Kluge Interactive are bringing their popular rhythm game Synth Riders to Oculus Quest following its successful launch on other VR platforms, notably Oculus Rift, HTC Vive and Windows Mixed Reality.
“It's truly magical when the love for a game brings thousands of people together to form a community, then causes them to ask: ‘This is great, how can we contribute ourselves to make the game even better?’” Said Brian Elliott Tate, Community Manager at Kluge Interactive.
“The Synth Riders community has spent countless hours pouring their hearts out in so many creative ways, and we can't wait to see where it goes next.”
You can read more about the development process and inspirations behind Synth Riders in our interview with developer Abraham Aguero.
Here’s a list of everything included with the Quest version of the game:
Synth Riders will be available on the Oculus Quest Store from 31 October with an RRP of $16.99. The game will also be launching fully that same day on Steam VR, the Oculus Rift Store and Viveport with an RRP of $19.99.
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