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  VR Music Game Unplugged Rocks its way to Oculus Quest on October 21
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09/23/2021
 


[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Gamasutra and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource Games Press.]
 
Larkspur, Calif. (Sept. 23, 2021) – Vertigo Games, the VR specialist publishing and development arm of the global Koch Media Group, today announced that the VR music game Unplugged is coming to Oculus Quest on October 21, with a PC VR* release to follow later this year (*hand-tracking enabled hardware only). In addition to the release date, Vertigo Games also announced several major rock hits featured in the game that players will be jamming out to when the game launches.
Accompanying the news, Vertigo Games released a brand-new trailer revealing none other than the inimitable Satchel from the rock band Steel Panther as your mentor for the game. Watch it here: https://youtu.be/_LWld3eLf70
AAA tracks to rock to in Unplugged:
Unplugged lets players jam out to some of the world’s most famous rock songs on a virtual stage as they play air guitar fully powered by hand-tracking technology. Celebrating over five decades of rock history, Unplugged will feature a mix of diverse rock songs at launch including some of the biggest, loudest and most insanely cool songs from world-famous rock bands and several indie gems. A handful of songs were announced by Vertigo Games today:
  • Bumblefoot - Overloaded
  • Freak Kitchen - My New Haircut
  • Louis and The Shakes - On One
  • Lynch Mob - Wicked Sensation
  • Ozzy Osbourne - Flying High Again
  • The Electric Alley - Searching For The Truth
  • The Offspring - The Kids Aren’t Alright
  • The YeahTones - Lightning
  • Weezer - Say It Ain't So
 
About Unplugged
Play air guitar and write rock history in VR. In Unplugged you get to rock out hard to some of the biggest rock songs, using just your hands. No controllers or peripherals required. Are you ready to become a rock legend?
Jump on stage in Unplugged and rock out to some of the biggest and most insanely cool songs from world-famous rock bands, including The Offspring, Weezer, and Ozzy Osbourne. Strap on your VR headset and use hand-tracking to play air guitar live on stage in front of ever-growing crowds. Pick from a selection of virtual guitars and amps to power yourself through an incredible rock journey. Match your fingers to the chords, strum the strings at the right time, and become a rock legend. For those about to rock, we salute you.
Published by Vertigo Games and developed by Anotherway, Unplugged is coming to Oculus Quest on October 21, with a PC VR* release to follow later this year (*hand-tracking enabled hardware only). For more news about Unplugged, find Unplugged on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram and sign up for the newsletter at unplugged-vr.com.
 
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About Vertigo Games
Vertigo Games is a multi-platform VR publisher and developer with offices in Rotterdam, The Netherlands and Los Angeles, California. With teams in the areas of development, publishing and LBE (location-based entertainment) distribution, the company offers a growing portfolio of quality VR games that provide novel, powerful and full-featured gaming experiences both inside of the home, and outside of the home through its leading LBE content provider and management platform SpringboardVR. Current games include Vertigo Studios’ evergreen brand Arizona Sunshine®, critically acclaimed VR titles such as A Fisherman’s Tale, and LBE-exclusive VR experiences like Ghost Patrol VR®. Vertigo Games has several releases in the 2021 publishing pipeline, including Vertigo Studios’ next VR action FPS game After the Fall® and the VR music game Unplugged. Vertigo Games is a Koch Media Group company. vertigo-games.com
About Anotherway
Anotherway is a newly formed VR development studio, founded in 2020 by Ricardo Acosta and Julia Casal. For many years, Ricardo and Julia worked as developers for major clients and agencies such as Microsoft Hololens and Activision. While these environments were ideal for learning and skill development, the two always felt a need to build something of their own, on their own terms, away from the corporate grid. During lockdown, they started working on their own passion project “Unplugged”, which seemed to really resonate with the VR community. Realizing the potential Unplugged held, Ricardo and Julia decided to break their corporate chains and chase their ambitious dreams. Anotherway was finally born. unplugged-vr.com
The Koch Media Group is a global developer, publisher and distributor of video games, VR games, gaming hardware and merchandise.  
The group’s publishing activities, marketing and distribution extend throughout Europe, America, Australia and Asia. Koch Media has more than 25 years of experience in the digital media business and has risen to become a leading global publishing partner. The Koch Media Group runs a multi-label strategy with fully owned publishing units such as Prime Matter, Deep Silver, Milestone, Vertigo Games and Ravenscourt, publishing games for consoles, PC and VR platforms across all physical and digital channels. 
Additionally, as global publishing partner Koch Media has formed long-term multi-national publishing collaborations with numerous game publishers including Activision Blizzard, Bethesda, Capcom, CI Games, Giants Software, Kalypso, Koei Tecmo, Konami, Paradox, Sega, SNK, Square Enix, Techland, Tripwire, Warner Bros, and many others. 
With its parent company in Höfen, Austria, and the Publishing HQ in Munich, Germany, Koch Media owns local publishing companies in Germany, UK, France, Spain, Italy, Sweden, the Netherlands, Austria, Switzerland, Poland, Australia, the United States as well as Japan and Hong Kong. 
The Koch Media Group owns ten game development studios: Deep Silver Volition (Champaign, IL / USA), Deep Silver Dambuster Studios (Nottingham / UK), Deep Silver Fishlabs (Hamburg / Germany), Warhorse Studios (Prague / Czech Republic), Milestone (Milan / Italy), Voxler (Paris / France) , Flying Wild Hog (Warsaw, Kraków, Rzeszów  / Poland), Free Radical Design (Nottingham / UK) and Vertigo Games (Rotterdam /The Netherlands), DigixArt (Montpellier, France).Additionally, the Koch Media Group collaborates with numerous independent development studios around the world.
Part of the Koch Media Group is also Koch Films, a leading European independent film distributor with business primarily in Germany, Switzerland, Austria and Italy as a cinema, TV, online and Home Entertainment distributor. The Koch Media Group also owns Gaya Entertainment, a leading video game merchandise company in Munich, Germany, and the Quality Assurance Facility in Olomouc, Czech Republic. 
 
Koch Media is an Embracer Group company.