Beat Saber, the acclaimed VR rhythm game, is soon to get a special version, Beat Saber Arcade, which will offer officially sanctioned use of the game in out-of-home VR arcades.
Despite Beat Saber’s seamingly perfect fit for VR arcades—thanks to its ease of understanding and quick fun—developer Beat Games hasn’t yet offered a means of commercial licensing for the game, which would give VR arcade operators the rights to offer the game to their customers.
Today the company announced that Beat Saber Arcade will be released in “a few weeks,” and further said they had planned to offer commercial licensing from the beginning but that the small indie team has been stretched working on the forthcoming level editor and the PSVR version of the game.
“We couldn’t be more grateful for the positive response from the Beat Saber community and hope you find our delay to make earlier arcade announcements more a reflection of our commitment to quality than anything else,” the company writes.
The studio says they’ll release more details soon as to when and where Beat Saber Arcade will be available.
While the existing version of Beat Saber is already a good fit for VR arcades, we expect the arcade version will use local leaderboards by default, and possibly have some additional customizations to enhance the game for the arcade setting.