Initially arriving last August as VR’s premiere live-remixing rhythm game, Survios’ Electronauts lets players fiddle with the individual tracks and pieces of popular songs, mixing loose effects and loops together with vocal and instrumental stems at their own leisure [our review]. The free ‘Heatwave’ update nearly doubles the total track count to more than 80 songs.

Aptly titled, this update broadly features summer-flavored tunes by artists such as Tipper, Feed Me, and Kill the Noise. But if you’re not a fan of bass-heavy EDM, you’re still in luck. Also making an appearance is a broad set of styles and tastes ranging from the likes of Kygo, Giraffage, Childish Gambino, and similar contemporary artists. Here’s the full lineup of artists with songs in the update.

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“It’s been really gratifying to see this tool unleash creative expression, both in people who are already super creative and in people who don’t normally tap into their creative side,” said Hunter Kitagawa, Survios’ Director of Marketing, in a statement on Oculus’ blog. “The main thing they’ve been asking for since launch is more songs. With this update, we hope we’re delivering on that.”

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That said, creative minds and curious explorers no longer need to wait for new music to play with. The Heatwave update is free for all owners of Electronauts, which is available to purchase and download on the Oculus Rift, Oculus Quest, SteamVR, and PSVR platforms today.

Update (August 21st, 2019): The Heatwave update added 39 new tracks to Electronauts, Survios has confirmed. This article previously stated the number was 45, but that was actually the number of artists (Survios said some tracks include more than one artist credit). The article above has been updated with this correction.

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  • Mateusz Pawluczuk

    Great to see Electronauts still being expanded and developed