We were super excited to learn that Hyperbolic Magnetism’s Beat Saber will be getting multiplayer earlier this week but, like you, we were left with one big question: “How the heck is that going to work?”
Well, the developers filled us all in.
(2/2) Avatars of other players will be placed on player’s left and right side. First version will contain default avatars, we plan to add custom avatars later. We’re now considering how to represent cubes coming at the opponent player.
— Beat Saber (@BeatSaber) June 26, 2018
Taking to Twitter, the studio explained that Beat Saber will be getting an initial multiplayer update in the near future with ‘very basic’ implementation. This will include competitive multiplayer in real-time with players competing for the best score. You’ll see avatars of your opponents to the left and right side.
We don’t know what plans Hyperbolic has for later down the line right now, though it did say that custom avatars are coming too. We’d love to see some sort of co-op option at some point as well.
For level editor fans, the team assured that the editing update will arrive before multiplayer, though neither has a solid date just yet.