Beat Games today made an unexpected announcement: custom songs created with the new Beat Saber editor can be played on Oculus Quest in a future update.
The official editor at the Beat Saber level was only launched last week, although the game has a long history of unofficial modding. This process required downloading third-party tools and moving files in the Beat Saber folder.
Official support for custom songs has been the promised future feature since the game was launched. However, Beat Games were wary of the copyright and ethical issues that have accumulated around this system. The majority of unofficial custom Beat Saber songs are unlicensed music usage. The company also expressed disappointment with the quality of the mods, which could lead to bad reviews about the game itself.
With the release of the level editor last week, many fans were disappointed to find that it was intended for PC only. On Saturday, just four days after the release, modder Brian Tate showed a modd track working on Oculus Quest. By yesterday, the modders were able to present several songs and a user interface of choice.
Whether today’s announcement was a response to the fast pace of modding, or always planned, will never be known. But the news is the same – Oculus Quest will receive support for custom songs. No details or release dates are available at this time, but we will keep you posted.
New Music DLC
Beat Games also announced that the next DLC will be released on June 10th. The company has not yet revealed the name of the artist, but provided that this image is 8 × 8, probably the album cover, electronic music connoisseurs can try to guess it:
This will be the second music DLC for the game. VRcue hopes that the new product will impress even more players.