Chart Toppers: Harmonix Adds Three New Tracks to ‘Dance Central’ for August

Oculus Blog
Posted by Oculus VR
August 8, 2019

After launching on Oculus Quest and the Rift Platform with a 32-song soundtrack featuring killer tracks from the 1970s to today, Dance Central added three new paid DLC songs in July. And today, we’re excited to reveal another trio of tracks to keep you on the dance floor!

“Deciding the next three paid DLC songs was a fun process but super tough because we had so many amazing options to choose from,” says Harmonix Product Manager Alicia Caillier. “Basically, a lot of conversations were involved to decide which songs to move forward with. One thing that we really wanted to bring to the library was more dance club hits as well as more diversity of performer and genre. We also wanted to bring back songs that we know Dance Central fans already love so that they could experience them in VR!”

From the hip-hop / pop power-combo of ft. Britney Spears “Scream & Shout” and the house party nostalgia of Flo Rida ft. Sage The Gemini and Lookas “GDFR” to the incredible vocals of Ellie Goulding “Burn,” this latest DLC pack aims to please as it turns the party up.

Today’s DLC pack brings the total number of danceable tracks up to 38—and there’s more news to come in the weeks ahead. “The Dance Central franchise has always been at the forefront of new technology, so it only made sense to bring it to VR,” Caillier explains. “With the amazing support of the Oculus Studios team, we were able to bring Dance Central to life. Being able to experience a dance club without having to leave your living room should be enough reason to play.”

Interestingly enough, Caillier got her start in the games industry while interning at Harmonix through a partnership with Berklee College of Music. “I’ve had the amazing opportunity to work on different games like SingSpace and Super Beat Sports, but Dance Central has been my absolute favorite because I was a competitive dancer growing up and love dance fitness. I’ve also been known to dance in the halls of Harmonix.”

So which of today’s tracks is most likely to get Caillier out on the floor?

“My favorite is ‘GDFR’ because the choreography is straight FIRE,” she says. “We brought on a new choreographer, Esosa Oviasu, and he killed this routine.”

You can easily purchase DLC tracks from your in-game phone by clicking on “Store.”

Hopefully you’ve already put on your headset to check out today’s new tracks, but in case you’re still reading: Join the Dance Central Discord channel, like the franchise’s Facebook page, or follow @Dance_Central on Twitter.

We’ll be back with more Dance Central news in the weeks ahead, so keep those dancing shoes dusted off on Quest and the Rift Platform.

— The Oculus Team