Legal use of VR software at VR arcades is a rampant issue in the industry. If you’re going to operate a commercial out-of-home VR experience center then you need to handle licensing issues (we’ve got a detailed guide on how to do things properly here) which often means commercial versions of popular games. In order to facilitate that revenue stream, the folks behind Beat Saber are releasing an official Beat Saber Arcade edition very soon.
Today, the company announced the new version with this landing page that states:
“It is so important to us that you have the very best experience with our game wherever you play it. We couldn’t be more grateful for the positive response from the Beat Saber community and hope you find our delay to make earlier arcade announcements more a reflection of our commitment to quality than anything else.
But now we are just a few weeks away from releasing the arcade version! More details will soon follow where you will be able to find Beat Saber and get a legal commercial license.”
More details should be coming soon. We know the PSVR version of Beat Saber is currently in development, you can download lots of custom tracks, and the studio is even working on a multiplayer update as well. They’ve already sold over 100,000 copies and this new Arcade edition will likely be another smashing success for the small studio.
Let us know what you think of the news down in the comments below!