‘Unplugged’ Update Lets You Shred In Mixed Reality


Vertigo Games adds a new song and mixed reality support powered by Quest’s Passthrough technology.

Last month, Vertigo Games (Arizona Sunshine, After the Fall, Traffic James) released his latest game on Oculus (Meta) Quest, Offline, so you can rock out in VR using your very own air guitar. The quest version of the game drops the Touch controllers in favor of hand-tracking technology, allowing you to physically grab your virtual ax and tear your way through a soundtrack of head-banging rock-n-roll tunes.

Today, Vertigo announced the official release date for Offline on PC VR. From December 2, the game will be available on all SteamVR headsets that are compatible with Valve Index controllers. Why the index checks you ask? Offline have you used all your fingers to interact with the strings on your guitar; the necessary inputs are simply too complex for standard VR controllers like those for Quest, Vive and Windows Mixed Reality headsets.

The PC VR release is launched along with a new original song composed by the lavish “glam rock” band Steel Panther. You might recognize the frontman of the group as your amazing mentor in the game, Satchel. This is the second song from Steel Panther that appears as part of the games’ set list.

The biggest news from today’s announcement, however, is the new mixed reality mode that is coming soon Offline on Oculus (Meta) Quest. Powered by Quest’s Passthrough + technology, this upcoming mode blends the virtual scene with your real-world environment so you can rock out into an immersive mixed reality environment.

Image Credit: Vertigo Games

“We always knew it would be a super interesting feature to mix a virtual scene with your real place Offline“, said the developer in the official update.” Seeing your friends or family cheering on you while you play … it’s a perfect combination! Now, thanks to Quest Passthrough, we can make this kind of experience possible. From the list of venues, you will be able to choose a new mixed reality, which can be your own living room, your kitchen or anywhere you want to rock! ”

Offline will be available on PC VR headsets via SteamVR for $ 24.99 on December 2nd along with the new Steel Panther. Mixed Reality mode launches on the same day as a free update for Quest and Quest 2 headsets. Offline is available now at Search.

Feature Image Credit: Vertigo Games


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