It’s not just Star Wars Pinball VR that’s received an exciting new update this week – neon, retro-futuristic rhythm action game Synth Riders has also had a fresh lick of paint, with some very exciting (albeit mostly technical and cosmetic) additions.
Previously running at a maximum 90hz (though it was only 72hz at launch), Synth Riders on Oculus Quest 2 can now be played in glorious, silky-smooth 120hz mode. Having tried this out myself, I can tell you that the difference is really noticeable – and it really is wonderfully smooth.
Even the menu screen, which previously placed players in one of the game’s stages (Spin City), has been revamped, with a better sense of scale and plenty of new stuff dotted around the neon-drenched cyberpunk metropolis. The Spin City stage itself has also been treated to these refinements in-game.
Though I haven’t had a chance to check out the other updates yet, they include a new Spin Mode stage (called ‘Eclipse’), an enhanced multiplayer room, Oculus Avatars (on both Quest and Rift devices) and better visuals on all platforms, though what these graphical improvements are isn’t specified. There do seem to be a lot of graphics settings that can be tweaked, but I hadn’t ventured into the advanced settings menu before – so I’m not certain which, if any, of these settings are new.
Having been one of the very first Oculus Quest 2 titles I played, I’m still thoroughly captivated by Synth Riders – and I play it almost every single day, so the free upgrade is very welcome indeed. You can check out my review of Synth Riders here.
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