Want a unique way to rock out in virtual reality (VR)? Then Unplugged is probably just what you need, if you have an Oculus Quest 2, of course. However, next week that headset exclusivity will end as developer Anotherway and Vertigo Games have announced a PC VR release date – with one small caveat. Plus, the Quest version is getting passthrough support and a new song is on the way.
As you may already be aware, Unplugged is about emulating air guitar by utilising Oculus Quest’s hand tracking functionality. At no point do you need controllers which makes porting to other platforms a little bit tricky. Anotherway has managed to though, supporting all Valve Index Controller compatible headsets on Steam.
And then there’s the new Oculus Quest passthrough feature. You may already use passthrough as your background (rather than an Oculus Home environment) but in Unplugged it allows you to blend the virtual stage with your physical environment.
“We always knew that blending a virtual stage with your real place would be a super interesting feature for Unplugged. Getting to see your friends or family cheering you while you play… that’s a perfect combo! Now, thanks to the Quest Passthrough, we can make this kind of experience possible,” says Anotherway in a statement. “On the list of venues, you’ll be able to select a new mixed reality one, which can be your own living room, your kitchen, or wherever space you feel like rocking!”
As for the new song, the developers once again worked with Steel Panther with the rock band creating a tailor-made song called Unplug Yourself, a teaser of which you can see below.
All of this free new content as well as the PC VR release will all land on 2nd December 2021. The Steam version will retail for $24.99 USD/€24.99 EUR. For further updates on Unplugged, keep reading VRFocus.