After premiering the world’s first virtual reality concert stage in October, Soundscape VR has launched Soundscape Universe – an expansion that includes features like public and private social VR worlds, a multiplayer rhythm game, an enhanced UI, and music collaborations with leading festival artists like Big Gigantic, STS9, and EOTO.
Soundscape Universe is a free update included in Soundscape VR, expanding the virtual world into a musical metaverse. After beginning as a Burning Man art installation, Soundscape VR has evolved into a 24/7 VR music festival that lets users meet up with friends and other music lovers across the globe face to face in audio-reactive music venues where they can have a next-generation concert experience.
In the new multiplayer setting, players can choose between listening to special sets from major artists delivered in partnership with Soundscape, user-created mixes and synchronized playlists hosted by curators, or each user listening to their own music simultaneously in a virtual silent disco. The music makes the world come alive, creating a mind-melting visual experience with millions of unique combinations.
Users can chat, dance, and play face to face with anyone worldwide in public venues or private listening parties, customizing avatars to reflect their digital persona. The Soundscape VR world is filled with unique pieces of art to marvel at from every angle as you fly around, exploring the vast panorama and digital landscape.
“Your imagination is the limit for what you and your friends can create with Soundscape,“ said Founder & CEO Eric Alexander. ”Our audio-reactive painting and effects let you collaborate on interactive virtual canvases of art and music. With this expansion, we’re solidifying our position as not only one of the best free VR games in the world, but as one of VR’s first killer apps.”
Soundscape VR now includes an open-world multiplayer rhythm game where users can shoot and slice their way through the interactive venues to their favorite songs, competing against up to 8 players at a time to see who can cause the most destruction. There are no beatmaps to be made, no limited songs to choose from, you can play any music you want from Beethoven to Skrillex and everything works automatically!
After debuting the world’s first VR music festival stage in 2018, Soundscape is preparing to take the latest version of the software on tour in 2019 at major music festivals across North America with a brand-new stage/art installation unlike any other. Musicians will perform live, playing their music synchronized across the virtual world and real one simultaneously.
Soundscape VR is available as a free download on both Steam and Oculus Home.
About Soundscape VR:
Soundscape VR is the most advanced VR music experience on the market, functioning as the premier destination for musical and artistic virtual reality content. Anyone can have a mind-bending audiovisual experience from the comfort and convenience of their own home – making Soundscape one of the most immersive and technically impressive virtual reality apps in the world. Users are elevating artists’ visions through a collaboration that creates bespoke VR worlds to match any music, creating entirely original and new visual experiences and delivering their content worldwide over the Soundscape VR platform that can be described as a 24/7 music festival. With over 30,000 users currently, Soundscape VR is featured on Oculus Home and Steam as a free download for the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive platforms. For news on exciting partnerships with incredible musicians, festivals, and production companies and to learn more about the VR experience, visit https://www.playsoundscapevr.
Eric Ryan Alexander
Founder & CEO
Groove Science Studios