Harmonix’s Rock Band VR was a pretty good stab at bringing the rhythm genre into VR, though it was let down by only supporting the series’ guitar peripheral. Riff VR from IMEX Media wants to go one step further, though.
Fresh off of a new update on Steam Early Access, Riff VR lets you strum, drum and sing in VR with no extra peripherals needed. Based on the trailer below, the game looks pretty similar to the Rock Band and Guitar Hero games, but takes full advantage of position-tracked controllers for realistic instrument controls and even VR avatars.
Riff comes with 20 songs ready to play including tracks from artists like Fall Out Boy and KISS (full tracklist is below). You can of course expect more songs to be added over time.
On top of this, there’s also an AR version of the game now available on iOS for $3.99. There’s no gameplay to this spin-off, but you can summon a virtual band to play pretty much anywhere you want them to.
The VR version, meanwhile, is currently available at 30% off of its usual price of $19.99. The game supports both the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive.
Europe – The Final Countdown
KISS – I was Made for Loving You
Night Ranger – Rock in America
Grand Funk Railroad – We’re an American Band
Joe Walsh – Rocky Mountain Way
Lynyrd Skynyrd – Sweet Home Alabama
The Music Explosion – Little Bit O’Soul
3 Doors Down – Kryptonite
The All-American Rejects – Swing, Swing
Everclear – Santa Monica
Fall Out Boy – Sugar, We’re Going Down
38 Special – Hold on Loosely
The James Gang – Funk 49
Night Ranger – Sister Christian
Poison – Talk Dirty to Me
X Ambassadors – Renegades
Marcy Playground – Sex and Candy
Deep Blue Something – Breakfast at Tiffany’s
Telsa – Modern Day Cowboy
Poison – Nothin’ but a Good Time