The world’s most successful VR game is approaching its fourth birthday. Now you can play it in its original look.
Beat Saber enthusiast and developer Kaitlyn is giving fans of the game a big treat. With its latest Beat Saber mod, you can play the game in the menu environment and with the user interfaces of the original Early Access version from early 2018. Beat Saber left this phase and was officially released in May 2019.
Since then, Beat Games has revamped the menus several times. Those who want to indulge in nostalgia or prefer the old design now have the option of taking a little time travel with Kaitlyn’s plugin.
This is only possible on PC. The Quest version of Beat Saber is not supported.
Oldschool Beat Saber: Easy to Install
On Twitter, Kaitlyn writes that the mod is lightweight. You can switch to the old game menus by clicking the “Oldschool Beat Saber” button. Reverting to the new design is just as easy.
The mod was created in two weeks. “This is my most ambitious mod I have ever created, a lot of time and effort has gone into making this possible,” the developer writes.
And here it is… Oldschool Beat Saber v1.0.0 for Beat Saber 1.26.0+
To go back in time. This plugin lets you relive the glory days of Beat Saber from 2018, allowing you to use the 2018 menu environment and UI on the latest Beat Saber! https://t.co/fkHWDYg22n
— kaitlyn~ (@ItsKaitlyn03) January 15, 2023
You can find the mod on Github along with other mods developed by Kaitlyn. To install it, you can use the Mod Assistant modding tool. For more information, check out our Beat Saber modding guide.
From unknown indie project to VR phenomenon
It’s been five years since Beat Saber released in Early Access on Steam. A few months before, I had met one of the two original developers, Ján Ilavský, in San Francisco. At the time, Beat Saber was still just one VR indie game among many, although there were early signs that the studio had a big hit in the works.
Beat Saber became a YouTube phenomenon the same year, has since sold millions of copiesand is now synonymous with virtual reality as well as the seller of the Meta Quest 2 system.
Meta recognized the potential and purchased the Czech studio in November 2019, and Meta has since been able to decide which new VR platforms the VR game will be released for. Recently, Beat Saber was announced for Playstation VR 2, while mobile VR platforms from Pico and HTC are empty so far.