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New Update To ‘Synth Riders’ Brings English Band Muse Into The Game

December 22, 2020 — Famous English band, Muse, will be part of a new free update to Synth Riders. This will be the third music pack for Synthwave Essentials 2, and it will be released on January 14th. However, the update with Muse’s inclusion is not the only patch planning to expand elements of Synth Riders. Alongside Muse’s music being added to the game, a new “Power-Up” update was also announced. The update will add some new features to the rhythm game’s multiplayer mode, and will be available across all platforms including Oculus Quest, Rift, and Steam.

A Good Workout and Good Music Go Hand In Hand

So far, there are no details for exactly which songs from the English band’s catalog will be included with the update. Though, it is entirely possible the songs may be some pieces from their last album Simulation Theory. The LP itself was released in 2018, and was filled with plenty of 80s-inspired synthesizers, 80s new wave pop, and general sci-fi flare.

It is worth noting that a fan pointed out — on the official subreddit — how likely the game’s fan-base may also be treated to some of Muse’s earlier work, such as Origins of Symmetry and Absolution. Either way, this is a huge update for a game which could potentially introduce the music of Muse to a new audience.

As mentioned earlier, the “Power-Ups” feature will also be included in the free update; this feature will greatly expand Synth Riders multiplayer capabilities.  The developers compared this new feature to “Kart racer-style boosts and attacks that you can use against other players to turn the tide of the battle.” I do not know about you, but that sounds like an intense ride to say the least. Bringing more competitive-style gameplay features to game designed to give a good work out also sounds like a good match.

You can take a look at what the free update will bring with the launch trailer below. The video gives you a good idea of what to expect in terms of music and features. What do you think of this update? Do you think there will there be a resurgence of musical video games like what we have seen with dance or karaoke games?


Jay Ross
Curious writer, RPG aficionado, and Star Trek fan with a love for science fiction, fantasy, and Baldur’s Gate. Living in the great state of Texas. Also likes obscure books and spicy food.


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