Get ready for your virtual mosh pit as Vertigo Games releases a new development diary for Unplugged

You can never have too many VR music titles, and Vertigo Games recently released a new behind-the-scenes look at its upcoming game Unplugged. This game will allow players to feel like rockstars as the game uses hand tracking technology to play air guitar (which means you can totally use a broom or other prop around the house).

VR publisher and developer Vertigo Games, a division of Koch Media, and newly formed VR studio Anotherway have released a brand new video for their upcoming VR music game Unplugged (working title). The video reveals a behind-the-scenes look into the development of the title and shares more details of their vision for the gameplay direction.

“Unplugged is a VR music game that puts you in front of a crowd,” Ricardo Acosta says in the video. “It’s not about learning to play guitar, it’s about feeling like a rockstar, it’s about immersion. We want you to feel like you are there, you are a rockstar in front of a big crowd and you’re interacting with them.” The video shows a first glimpse of what that interaction looks like as we see the development team in VR headsets, using hand tracking technology to play air guitar and wave to the virtual audience, which then waves back.

A publishing partnership between Vertigo Games and Anotherway was just announced last week, when Vertigo Games stated they had big plans for the title and would be “elevating the gameplay concept in exciting ways.” “With Unplugged, Anotherway applies novel and high-quality hand tracking technology to VR gameplay in the best way possible and creates a whole new level of immersion that really impressed us,” said Richard Stitselaar, Managing Director at Vertigo Games. “We are excited to bring Anotherway’s unique vision to VR in 2021.”

Unplugged is developed by Anotherway, a newly formed VR studio led by Ricardo Acosta and Julia Casal, developers with roots at Microsoft HoloLens and Activision. During lockdown, they started working on Unplugged as a passion project, which seemed to really resonate with the VR community. “At that point we realized we had something worthy in our hands,” Ricardo Acosta says in the video. “By partnering with Vertigo Games we have the resources to create a great game.”

Check out the video above, and stay tuned for more news here on Gaming Trend.

Elisha Deogracias is an aspiring accountant by day, freelance writer by night. Before writing for Gaming Trend, he had a small gig on the now defunct Examiner. When not being a third wheel with his best friends on dates or yearning for some closure on Pushing Daisies, he's busy catching up on shonen manga and wacky rhythm games. Mains R.O.B. in Smash. Still doesn't know if he's a kid or a squid.

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