It looks like we’ll have some Beat Saber news to share next week.
Beat Games recently put out a tweet simply mentioning a date, November 7, and a GIF of a red beat. The beat is moving from one side to another and the background behind it is blurred, but appears to be moving.
NOVEMBER 7 pic.twitter.com/O8o7oEWPC7
— B(e)at Saber 🦇 (@BeatSaber) November 1, 2019
To us, it seems like this could be hinting at the 360 degree levels we’ve been waiting on for a while. Beat Games first revealed this feature at E3 in June. It turns the game on its head, quite literally. Notes fly in from all angles, getting you to twist and turn rather than just looking down a straight line.
When we played it we said it really transforms Beat Saber into a new kind of experience.
Back at E3 Beat Games said this feature would likely only be available for Oculus Quest. Quest, of course, doesn’t require any wires, so you won’t be tripping up as you spin around. That said, the developer did say that it was looking into other forms of support for wired headsets, perhaps implementing 180 degree levels instead of 360 degrees.
The only question is will this feature go live next Friday or will we simply get a release date for it? Beat Games did say support was coming this year, so we’re hoping it will be out that day.
November 7 will be a big day for VR in general. That’s the same release date for Pistol Whip, the frantic new rhythm action game from Cloudhead Games. The two games are set to go head-to-head for the virtual crown of rhythm action games, then.