AVICII Invector Encore Edition will be coming to a VR plaftform for the first time, launching on Meta Quest 2 (formerly Oculus Quest 2) with the release date set as January 27th. Pre-orders are live now. Wired Productions and Hello There Games have confirmed that this version of AVICII Invector Encore Edition will have 35 tracks including S.O.S, Freak, and Peace of Mind. All music royalties from each copy of the game will be donated to the Tim Bergling Foundation which looks to highlight suicide as a mental health emergency worldwide. Tim Bergling, aka AVICII, took his own life in 2018 at the age of 28 having struggled with mental health difficulties.
“When Tim and I first started talking about Invector, he was actually sent an early prototype VR headset. He was fascinated by the technology and the opportunities it created.” Said Oskar Eklund, the CEO of Hello There Games, “Working with Tim’s father, Klas, to finish this project has been an emotional process for the whole team. We still grieve for Tim, but we came together knowing this
was a project he was very passionate about and hope his fans can continue to celebrate and remember AVICII for the light that he was.”
“At Wired, we are all about celebrating the art, music, and developers behind each release. AVICII Invector, in many ways, is our perfect match.” Said Leo Zullo, Managing Director, Wired Productions. “Bringing AVICII Invector to VR has been a labour of love, one that will immerse fans and Meta Quest gamers alike in an unforgettable virtual reality experience. An experience which, I hope, will continue to celebrate Tim’s music and legacy for years to come.”
AVICII Invector was first released in December 2019 with the Encore Edition releasing on Switch in 2020. When Dom reviewed the original release, he wrote: “AVICII Invector proves to be something of surprise. Edge of the seat rhythm action, great visuals and a varied and moving soundtrack make this a fantastic retrospective of a genuinely unique artist.“
Source: Press Release