STOCKHOLM – February 17, 2021 — Fast Travel Games has today announced that Virtuoso, a virtual music creation sandbox that lets anyone bring melodic creations to life in VR, will make its debut on Meta Quest, Rift and SteamVR on March 10, 2022. Created by the studio Really Interactive, Virtuoso brings an immersive musical stage into your headset. The Virtuoso demo tape… or rather, announcement trailer… features the track “Parade” by Scandinavian dance music duo Tungevaag & Rabaan recreated in-game: https://youtu.be/rI55-X6XhGo
Explore the unique instruments and effects of Virtuoso to find your personal sound and bring out your inner musician. With instruments that have been specifically tailored and tuned for virtual reality, as well as an interactive tutorial, you’ll go from music class dropout to worldwide pop star in no time. Use the Looper tool to become a one-person band, creating dance floor-ready jams on the fly. Save and share your creations with friends and gain inspiration from other members of the Virtuoso community. “Virtuoso is a new take on playing and creating music that is both accessible for complete beginners and amazingly powerful in the hands of experienced musicians.” said Jonatan Crafoord, Creative Director and Co-Founder of Really Interactive. “The instruments are built from the ground-up for expressing yourself musically in VR, while the tools and interactive tutorial help you stay on beat and in tune. We can’t wait to hear the music that the Virtuoso community will create in it!” Key Features of Virtuoso include:
- BE THE ARTIST OF YOUR DREAMS: Create music in real-time using the Looper and easily share it for all to hear! Even if you’ve never touched an instrument before, features like Tempo Sync and preset scales help you stay in time and on pitch.
- MADE-FOR-VR INSTRUMENTS: The six instruments of Virtuoso have been created specifically for VR. Set up your own custom drum kit with the Empads and tickle the keys of the three-dimensional Oorgan. You can also add vocals with lush reverb using the virtual microphone!
- FROM OPENING ACT TO HEADLINER: The interactive tutorial along with intuitive instruments and tools means that everyone, from professional producers to casual music lovers, can become Virtuosos!
When it arrives in March, Virtuoso will be the first third-party title published by Fast Travel Games’ recently-launched publishing arm. For more information on Fast Travel’s publishing offerings please visit https://www.fasttravelgames.com/publishing.
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About Fast Travel Games
Fast Travel Games is a VR exclusive games developer and publisher based in Stockholm, founded by industry-leading veterans and behind critically acclaimed VR titles such as Apex Construct, The Curious Tale of the Stolen Pets and Wraith: The Oblivion – Afterlife. Our mission is to create high-quality VR games with believable interactions, set in immersive worlds and populated with memorable characters.
About Really Interactive
Really Interactive is a Stockholm-based creative studio focused on developing VR game titles, interactive entertainment, and real-time applications. We pride ourselves in creating immersive user experiences with a high degree of polish. Our backgrounds and hearts are in video game development, and we love working with any project that pushes the boundaries of creativity, user interaction or audiovisual fidelity.
Sean Earley is the Executive Editor of AR/VR Magazine & co-founder of RobotSpaceship Podcast Network. He is the Director of New Biz Development and Publishing at KEMWEB, a musician, producer & consultant. He loves guitars, VR and coffee.