Vertigo Games, the multi-platform VR publisher and developer best known to us at 6DOF Reviews for VR shooter Arizona Sunshine, announced today they have entered into a publishing partnership with Anotherway, a newly formed VR studio led by developers with roots at Microsoft Hololens and Activision, for an upcoming VR music game provisionally titled Unplugged.
“Like many in the VR community, from players to creators, we were impressed by the tempting live gig atmosphere, 80s music fanzine art style and innovative air guitar gameplay shown in the first Unplugged gameplay teasers that circulated online earlier this year,” said Kimara Rouwit, Marketing Director at Vertigo Games. “We’re excited to officially bring aboard the talented Anotherway team and are fully geared towards helping them realize their as of yet unrevealed ambitions for Unplugged, which will see them elevate their great gameplay concept in exciting ways.”
You can see the teaser for Unplugged here:
“What started out as a passion project seemed to grab the attention of many VR media and content creators, and we soon realized that the project had much potential and we needed a partner to help us bring it to life,” said Julia Casal, Producer at Anotherway, “By partnering with Vertigo Games we are able to scale up the project and pursue our ambitious goals. The experience has been wonderful so far and we are extremely motivated to start the journey of working on Unplugged along with them.”
We have to admit, the prospect of playing air guitar in VR with hand-tracking is certainly something to be excited about, the gameplay looks a bit like Rock Band but without a guitar, and considering how good hang-tracking has become lately, it might be a winner!
Published by Vertigo Games and developed by Anotherway, Unplugged is coming to VR in Q3 2021. For more news about Unplugged, find Unplugged on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and sign up for the newsletter at unplugged-vr.com.