Harmonix’s Rhythm Shooter Audica Comes to PS VR This Fall

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Harmonix’s Rhythm Shooter Audica Comes to PS VR This Fall

The breathtaking new experience from the maestros at Harmonix is coming to PlayStation VR.

When Harmonix first announced its VR rhythm shooter, Audica, earlier this year, we got one question more than any other: when is this coming to PSVR? Well, I’m excited to say that the wait is almost over! This fall, PlayStation VR players will be able to enter the arena, raise their blasters, and shoot to the beat of a stellar soundtrack featuring some of the hottest artists in the pop and EDM space. Audica is a game about precision, about becoming one with the music, and about texting your friends to gloat when you leap past them on the leaderboards. With the perfect combination of rhythmic timing and aim, you could even find yourself topping the global leaderboards.

At launch, Audica will include four visually stunning arenas, a variety of blasters, a suite of customization options to personalize your gameplay experience, and a campaign to guide you through the 30+ song soundtrack. You can spend your time seeking a trance-like flow state with the music, creating your own local target maps, or using practice mode in your pursuit of FC glory and that coveted #1 spot on the leaderboards. Whatever your reason for donning the headset, you’ll quickly find the real world disappears, leaving only you, the ethereal world of Audica, and the music.

Audica has been a been a passion project created by a small team of dreamers within Harmonix who set out to answer one very important question: Wouldn’t it be awesome to feel like an action movie star with the coolest soundtrack choreographing everything you do?

The world of Audica itself is anything but a quick background to the action, though. Four arenas provide a fully immersive and musically-reactive environment, each one providing a little more insight into this mysterious world you’ve entered. We can’t promise you won’t be left with some questions about where and who and what happened, but we do hope to captivate you along the way.

A music game worthy of the genre deserves a best-in-class soundtrack. In true Harmonix style, the soundtrack is carefully cultivated for the gameplay, including a blend of songs right off the charts and new songs crafted specifically for Audica. Here’s a look at what’s been announced so far:

We’re excited for our return to the platform with Audica later this fall, and will have more details about exact date, price, and full soundtrack in the coming months. Stay tuned to PS Blog and Harmonix’s channels for all the latest!

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  • I started playing Beat Saber on PSVR late last year when it first came out. Got Platinum on that within month or so, but have kept playing nearly daily even now while getting every piece of DLC they have released since.

    I am very open to new rhythm music games for PSVR. They just need to be as hypnotic and feel good as Beat Saber in the music and gameplay.

  • Any time someone announces a new rhythm game, they have my interest. When Harmonix announces a new rhythm game, they have my full attention. I’ll definitely be keeping a close eye on this one!

  • Yay!
    Already bought it on PC but i’ll re-buy for PSVR just cause its sorta the main place i play VR. Also just really good to support Harmonix in everything they do. Into this <3

  • I love VR Rhythm Games. Also got a platinum in Beat Saber. But i’m afraid (since this is PCVR port) that the limited field of vision on PSVR is going to cause you to miss notes in Audica that come from the sides, just as is the issue in Beats Fever VR. The good thing in Beat Saber is that all notes come from straight ahead so the limited field of view is no issue there. These PCVR ports are designed based on the field of view of the PCVR headset which is wider. Which means these game are (unintentionally) harder on PSVR, just because of hardware limitations.

    • Actually, I am playing on the PC headset that has probably one of the narroest FOV (90 or maybe even less degrees) and I am a top20 player. As far as the specs goes, PSVR has a higher FOV (95 degrees+?) so that shouldn’t be an issue.

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