Avicii's music is making a pulsating jump to VR for the first time in two years. Wired Productions and indie studio Hello There Games (not to be confused with No Man's Sky creator Hello Games) have announced that Avicii Invector: Encore Edition is coming to Meta Quest 2 on January 27.
According to a press release published by Wired Productions, the UK-based publishing company and Hello There Games collaborated to continue honoring the memory and legacy of Swedish DJ Tim Bergling, known around the world as Avicii. They will bring the late DJ's vision of experiencing music in new ways to life, through VR, with the help of his father, Klas Bergling.
The VR version of Avicii Invector: Encore Edition features 35 chart-topping tracks produced by the late DJ, including S.O.S., Peace of Mind, Freak, and seven mesmerizing futuristic worlds for players to traverse through. The reveal trailer below gives a preview of the musical, emotional VR experience Avicii fans and players will undertake.
“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,” Oskar Eklund, CEO of Hello There Games, said. “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.”
All music loyalties received from each copy of Avicii Invector: Encore Edition will be donated to The Tim Bergling Foundation, a charity that advocates for the recognition of suicide as a global health emergency and actively works to remove the stigma attached to suicide and mental health issues. Additionally, the VR port of the game will start the partnership between Wired Productions and Meta to bring new and exisiting IPs to the VR platform, including The Last Worker and Tin Hearts.
Avicii Invector: Encore Edition is available to Wishlist now via Meta Quest.
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