Dance star Avicii’s latest digital venture is a console game produced in partnership with Sony.
It’s called Vector, and Sony is describing it as “a multiplayer music game, offering a seamless fusion between gameplay, graphics, and music”.
We’re describing it as “the new Wipeout” if you’re interested, given that it sits neatly within the futuristic-racing genre.
“The idea is a responsive experience, where you and your friends’ performance not only affect the race and final rankings, but will also bring dynamic changes to the music and environment, which will make each race feel like your own little remixed version of that particular track,” explained Sony.
Avicii has apparently “been spending hours playtesting it, offering feedback, and contributing valuable ideas for multiplayer”, while Sony is trying to “channel the EDM scene’s spirit of collaboration and remixing into the game — and turn it into cool features and game mechanics”.
With this; the return of Rock Band and Guitar Hero; and a bunch of partnerships between music and mobile games firms, the music games sector feels re-energised going into 2016, which is good news for the industry.