Unplugged: Air Guitar gets 25 new songs and VR controller support
Unplugged: Air Guitar gets a fundamental change: support for VR controllers. Vertigo Games also adds 25 new songs.
Unplugged: Air Guitar is the best example of a control system that is completely tailored to hand tracking. In the VR rhythm game for Meta Quest (2) and SteamVR, you rock virtual stages with the air guitar. The developer team Anotherway has so far done without additional controllers and designed the title exclusively for playing with the bare hand.
In our test of Unplugged: Air Guitar, the handling of the VR air guitar by hand was almost perfect. Even the non-existent feeling of a real guitar is cleverly solved. Nevertheless, VR controllers are now also supported.
Controller improves accessibility
The versions for Meta Quest and SteamVR have received free updates that allow alternative guitar control with VR controllers. With this, the studio and virtual reality publisher Vertigo Games want to increase accessibility.
Hand tracking works great, but it still needs certain things to work flawlessly like an ideal lighting or even having a standard hand (not everyone have 5 perfect fingers). Some user were struggling with this and we wanted them to enjoy the game as well.
On SteamVR, Unplugged: Air Guitar also supports the Rift S, Vive Pro VR headset, and headsets like the HP Reverb G2 and their VR controllers since the “Take Control” update.
Meta’s update from Quest 2 to Hand Tracking 2.0 has resulted in noticeable improvements in precision. If hand tracking hasn’t worked well for you so far, it might be worth giving it another try.
Unplugged: Air Guitar brings new songs
The free update also adds over 25 new tracks to the playlist. Vertigo Games has not published a track list, but there is a new overview of the current song highlights. Previously, paid DLCs brought greats like Pantera, Muse, Slayer and Rob Zombie into the game.
The game normally costs 25 euros / US dollars. You can currently get it for a reduced price of 15 Euros / US Dollar in the Quest Store and for 10 Euros / US Dollar on SteamVR.