Announced at Oculus Connect 6 last week, Harmonix’s music shooter Audica is coming to the Oculus Quest sometime this year.
— Harmonix (@Harmonix) September 25, 2019
Released in early access on SteamVR and Oculus Home for Rift earlier in the year, we had mixed feelings about the game. The gameplay is clearly inspired by Beat Saber, and offers “plenty to sink your teeth into” for fans of rhythm games. However, ultimately David noted that “if you’re picky about styles of music or already enamored with Beat Saber, we don’t think there is enough here to pull you in just yet.” That being said, it’s an early access release and still in development, so we didn’t give it a final score.
Despite still being in early access on PC VR, the game is now also coming to the Oculus Quest at an unspecified date before the end of the year.
There’s a lot going on for the rhythm shooter at the moment. This Quest announcement comes hot off the back of a similar announcement for a PSVR release coming in the fall. The game also released an update last week which featured a Borderlands 3 tie-in. The update lets players use the Maliwan Pistol from Borderlands 3 in Audica, although the item is just an aesthetic one and doesn’t change the gameplay in any way. The update also featured some minor changes as well, including Twitch chat integration.
Have you tried out Audica? What did you think? For those Quest and PSVR owners who haven’t, will you pick up the title when it launches in the next few months? Let us know in the comments below.