The first major update to Joy Way’s VR rhythm action game, Against, essentially overhauls the game to make the timing more accurate.
The Heartbeat update is rolling out now and is mainly responding to feedback from players who say some of the in-game actions felt unusual. To counter this, Joy Way has gone back and overhauled all of the game’s animations to make the timing more accurate. There are also new visual effects to indicate how and when players should move, making the overall experience a bit more cohesive.
Against Update goes live
Elsewhere, there are also new interface markers and improved support for LIV integration. The update is free to existing owners of the game.
“As for new content, work on the 1.0 version of the game continues and it could be a few more months before full release,” reads a press release for this week’s update.
We think Against is a really impressive rhythm action game that successfully combines elements of Beat Saber and Pistol Whip in its own style. Currently, the game has only been confirmed for release on PC VR headsets, but we hope to see it on more platforms once the full version comes out later this year.
Elsewhere, Joy Way recently saw the return of its VR free-running game, Stride, to the Quest store after Meta removed the app. You can read more about that here.