New rhythm game Beat Saber is adding viral Korean Pop-Single. This was unexpected for popular e-sport League of Legends, as they are now heading towards Virtual Reality in the form of song. The VR game is getting “POP/STARS” by K/DA as a song you can perform as the part workout and part lightsaber Dance Revolution.
The hit song POP/STARS features four of League’s deadliest women assassins, made headlines last month for being a quirky mix of catchy K-pop, augmented reality, and women being badasses. Many artists, some who declared they didn’t play League and didn’t know what K/DA was but simply liked the aesthetic, took their styluses to draw the newly invented K-pop band over all the internet.
Beat Saber is a virtual reality rhythm game created by Czech-based indie studio Beat Games. It is released in 2018. In this VR game, you have to slash all blocks coming at you, representing musical beats with a pair of energy blades resembling lightsabers. Every beat indicates which saber you need to use and also the direction you need to match. All the music is composed to perfectly fit the handmade levels. You actually move and dance while cutting these cubes/blocks and avoiding obstacles. Each cut is strongly supported by great sound and visual effects to emphasize the rhythm. This is really fun!!
When released, Beat Saber VR game initially came out with a very limited selection of songs. So many songs were never heard by people. Beat Saber added more titles over time, but the real draw comes from a fan-built level editor that lets you add any song into a community shared database.
Many Fans are way ahead of the official partnership. Just 3 days after League’s parent company Riot Games released the song, a fanmade version of “POP/STARS” on Beat Saber was published on November 6th to YouTube. The song is labeled Expert, meaning that beginner-level fans of K/DA will have a tough time working their way up. The difference is that Riot’s official Beat Saber level is infused with the colors of K/DA and features unique graphics, including notes of the song that are shaped like the claws of one particular League assassin. K/DA’s official song version is available in every difficulty setting.
Here is an official Music video by League of Legends: K/DA – POP/STARS (ft Madison Beer, (G)I-DLE, Jaira Burns)