Crossovers are all the rage right now, and now VR rhythm action slice ’em up Beat Saber and vehicular sports game Rocket League are getting in on the action. It’s not just a one way street either, with both games getting some fresh new content from the collaboration.
OK, so Beat Saber gets the bulk of the new stuff. There they’ve brought in Canadian dance label to take popular tracks from Rocket League, mix them up with some new tracks (Tokyo Machine returns for two of them), and create a six song tracklist for you to play through.
Here’s the tracklist:
- Tokyo Machine – ‘PLAY’
- Stephen Walking – ‘Glide’
- Slushii – ‘LUV U NEED U’
- Tokyo Machine – ‘ROCK IT’
- Dion Timmer – ‘Shiawase’
- Slushii & Dion Timmer – ‘Test Me’
The DLC pack is available now for £7.39 on the PS Store and £7.62 on Steam.
On the other side of things, Rocket League has some free new customisation options, with a Topper and Boost designed around Beat Saber’s cubes and slashing sounds.
All in all, some nice new content for both games, and a promotion straight out of the Epic and Psyonix playbook. Both companies have an established history of crossovers with their games, from even before Epic’s purchase of Psyonix. Rocket League featured Jurassic World, Batman, Fast & Furious and plenty more besides while Psyonix was still independent, while Epic’s Fortnite’s gone all in on The Avengers, John Wick, Batman, Borderlands 3 and more.
It’s clear that Beat Saber gets the better end of the deal on this occasion, and it throws up some interesting possibilities for the popular VR title. There’s already a growing catalogue of DLC songs and tracks for the game, and have already had collaborations with Imagine Dragons and Panic! At The Disco, but they could also lean into the video game side of things going forward. Many gamers have got favourite soundtracks, and while not everything’s going to be suited to slicing and dicing boxes – can you imagine Beat Saber X The Last of Us? – there’s a huge amount of high energy, dance or chip tunes that will appeal to plenty of gamers out there.
Source: EU PS Blog