Sony’s PrE3 shows have now shown off Tetris Effect, Days Gone release date and a new trailerTwin Mirror, and the adorable Ghost Giant and they aren’t done yet. Today is the last of the PrE3 announcements from Sony who promised earlier this week that we’d be hearing about “an eagerly anticipated game coming to PSVR.” That title was none other than Beat Saber that originally released for PC VR into Early Access on May 1st.

After recapping all that we’ve already learned the panel showed a trailer for the popular Beat Saber. In this rhythm game, you need to use lightsabers in each hand to slash at various blocks coming towards you in time with the beat. Difficult is added when you become required to slash at blocks in a certain way to earn points, combos, and reach for the leaderboards. This is a game that has already exploded in popularity over the internet when it released for early access on Steam back in May with fans creating all kinds of challenges for themselves even creating controller mounts to emulate Darth Maul’s famous double-sided lightsaber.

While this is great news to many, PSVR fans may have seen this coming as PlayStation was in the plans for the developers for a while with their initial announcement that the title would be coming to PlayStation VR back in March via their Facebook Page. This adds a bit of question as to what announcement actually occurred today as even the release window was instead revealed via their twitter account and not the PlayStation stream.

We’ve reached out to the developers and Sony but they didn’t immediately respond for comment. We will update this if and when we learn more. If you want to learn more about the game you can check out our review of Beat Saber or if you already have an Oculus Rift or HTC Vive you can pick it up for yourself now on Steam.

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Andrew Stretch

Events Coordinator

I have been playing all kinds of games for as long as I can remember with a particular interest in action adventure and platforming titles. While I am primarily an Xbox gamer I also spend a fair bit of time on the PS4 and on my PC in VR.