Surprise! Rez Infinite is out on Steam, Oculus Rift, and Vive Today

By Matt Wales on at

Rez Infinite, the fancy-pants remastered version of the best game of all time (as voted for by me) is coming to PC today! In fact, it's out RIGHT NOW on both Steam and the Oculus Store—and, yes, that means it'll fully support both Vive and Oculus Rift VR headsets. And don't worry if that's all a bit too swish: you'll still be able to play it in classic, old-school 2D-o-vision if you prefer.

Rez, of course, is legendary game designer Tetsuya Mizuguchi's equally legendary psychedelic rhythm-based shooter, loosely themed around the concept of synesthesia, and originally released on Dreamcast in 2001. Fire off a shot in Rez and it'll zip away in time with the incessant music beat, bursting in a rhythmic flash of dazzling colour once it hits its target—which creates a mesmerising display of perfectly choreographed pyrotechnics once the pace really picks up.

Throw in the constant pulse and thrum of Rez's timeless, Tron-like visual style, and its relentless, equally ageless soundtrack, and it's easily one of the most exhilarating video game experiences I've ever had. And that's even without the infamous Trance Vibrator peripheral pressed against my genitals.

Rez Infinite is the remastered version of the game that graced PS4 and PSVR last year, and this new PC release features all the improvements of its PlayStation predecessor (including the extraordinary new Area X stage), alongside 4K support, advanced graphics options, and "up to double the texture quality".

Rez Infinite is available now on Steam and the Oculus Store, and there'll be 20% off the game's usual price of £19.99 for the first two weeks of sale. That means you can snap it up for an entirely reasonable £15.99. What's more, during those initial two weeks, purchasers will get a special Deluxe DLC thing—including a seven-track digital soundtrack sample, desktop wallpapers, and avatars—thrown in for free.