Vertigo Games, the VR specialist publishing and development arm of the global Koch Media Group, and Anotherway, a VR development studio with roots at Microsoft Hololens and Activision, are happy to announce the VR music game Unplugged is available now on Oculus Quest, with a PC VR* release on Steam to follow later this year (*Valve Index Controller compatible headsets only). The game already received very positive feedback from renowned VR specialists on its solid hand-tracking, rock and roll feel, and overall rock performance experience.
Accompanying the news, Vertigo Games released a mixed reality trailer that brings air guitar to life with a strong rock performance, just like players will experience in-game (as seen above).
Jump on stage in Unplugged and rock out to some of the biggest and most insanely cool songs from world-famous rock bands, including The Offspring, Weezer, and Ozzy Osbourne. Strap on your VR headset and use hand-tracking to play air guitar live on stage in front of ever-growing crowds. Pick from a selection of virtual guitars and amps to power yourself through an incredible rock journey. Match your fingers to the chords, strum the strings at the right time and become a rock legend. For the love of rock.
- Become a rock legend: Perform over 20 epic rock songs on a live stage
- Own the stage: Engage the crowd with the rock performance of a lifetime
- Build your career: Unlock new songs and venues, and earn guitars along the way
- Rise to fame: Compete with others to become a leaderboard superstar
- Three ways to jam: Start in easy mode, jam in normal mode and rock out in hard mode
- Go on a rock journey: Experience 5 decades of famous rock songs, guitars, amps and more
Unplugged offers immersive air guitar play through the use of hand-tracking technology, world-famous rock songs, real-life guitar and amplifier brands, and an experienced all-star rock team behind the game. At launch, the game has a setlist of over 20 songs, consisting of tracks from some of the biggest rock bands. There are six industry-standard guitar and amplifier brands for rock and roll in Unplugged. Satchel from rock band Steel Panther functions as the player’s personal in-game mentor, and former Guitar Hero series lead guitarist and game designer Marcus Henderson has helped lift the game to greater heights. All-in-all, Unplugged offers an authentic, exhilarating sense of rock-star realness.
Ricardo Acosta, founder and creative director at Anotherway, saw his lockdown project from 2020 grow into a full rock and roll VR experience. “Seeing the game shape itself into reality has been one of the greatest things in our lives. Unplugged started as a small passion project in the middle of the pandemic. It’s been a year and a half since we got the initial idea and in that time, we got to work with dozens of extremely talented people and some of the world-leading companies in tech, VR, and music. It’s been a blast and we can’t wait to turn people’s living rooms into their own personal rock stage.”
Published by Vertigo Games and developed by Anotherway, Unplugged is available now on Oculus Quest, with a PC VR* release on Steam to follow later this year (*Valve Index Controller compatible headsets only). For more news about Unplugged, find Unplugged on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram and sign up for the newsletter at unplugged-vr.com.
Images courtesy of Koch Media Group, Anotherway
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