Harmonix is the developer behind acclaimed franchises like Dance Central and Rock Band, and today the team revealed its latest project called Audica. Audica is a virtual reality rhythm shooter that combines the developer's award-winning music gameplay with precision shooting mechanics. The soundtrack is pretty amazing as well. Think of it as Beat Saber, but with guns.
According to Harmonix, "Audica started as a passion project for a small team of developers within Harmonix." They chose to launch Audica into Steam Early Access because they believed that they had a compelling core game. The team wants to develop it into the next must-play rhythm game with the help of the community.
Introducing Audica - a VR rhythm shooter that combines Harmonix's award-winning music gameplay with precision shooting mechanics and a killer soundtrack, all set in a mesmerizing cosmic arena. https://t.co/c2385V55IR pic.twitter.com/qmYMOYR9Sa— Harmonix (@Harmonix) February 13, 2019
Audica is coming to Oculus Rift and SteamVR on March 7. It's unclear how much it'll cost at launch. The early-access version has roughly half the content as the full game. There should be 25 songs, a campaign, practice mode, more environments, more weapons, leaderboards, and new gameplay mechanics in the final build. Hopefully development will continue beyond that point because the trailer features a lot of potential.
Games like Beat Saber have become increasingly popular nowadays, and Audica follows this trend. Hopefully it'll be a polished experience when it's available to consumers in a few days. The controls have to be just right — precise enough and not severely punishing — for it to attract a loyal audience. If you want Harmonix to add more features, or if you have a particular request, be sure to reach out to the team because they're looking for feedback.
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