Custom Levels Confirmed For Beat Saber On Oculus Quest
Tracks made using the official PC Level Editor will be compatible with the standalone release.
This past week, Briant Tate, creator of Beat Saber modding group Beast Saber, was able to modify Beat Saber on the Oculus Quest to support custom tracks not included as part of the original song packs. Yesterday, Beat Saber developer Beat Games confirmed that official support for custom levels created using their PC-based level editor will be available on the standalone headset as part of a future update.
Last week the company launched its official Level Editor on PC, allowing owners of the original PC VR release the opportunity to create their own custom songs to slash to. Now it appears as though official support is on the way to the Oculus Quest.
While this may be the fourth official release of the game since its initial launch May of last year, the addition of custom songs could be enough to make the Oculus Quest release the definitive version among both veterans of the game and newcomers. After all, besides a few alterations to some of the particle effects, the Quest version is nearly identical to its PC counterpart with the added bonus of untethered gameplay.
As for the PSVR, copyright issues and a closed platform means console VR users are stuck with the official song packs. The company has stated that the next DLC release will launch June 10th; no information regarding the included tracks has been provided other than this intentionally-distorted 8×8 image.
Earlier this month, Beat Saber made its official release on SteamVR and Oculus after a year in early access. Beat Games celebrated the occasion with the release of its official Level Editor as well as a $10 bump in price. Beat Saber is available now on the Oculus Quest, Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, and Windows Mixed Reality for $29.99.