Elevate your enterprise data technology and strategy at Transform 2021.


Apple’s new gaming box comes with a motion controller, and developer Harmonix is hoping that means it has the new Wii Sports.

Harmonix, which is best known for creating the Rock Band music games, introduced Beat Sports. This is another rhythm game, but it’s one you play to sports instead of to popular music. Like the aforementioned Wii Sports, this Harmonix game will have you swinging your remote around to hit objects in a number of minigames.

Beat Sports launches in late October alongside the Apple TV.

Beat Sports

“Apple TV is the perfect home for this unique mixture of music, sports, and wacky fun,” Harmonix creative lead Jon Carter said in a statement. “The new remote offers limitless possibilities for brand-new gameplay, and Beat Sports’ controls will have the whole family swinging, spiking, and scoring to the beat.”

Wii Sports was a massive success for the Wii and Nintendo specifically because it caught on with entire families. Apple likely saw that potential and is now offering a platform where companies like Harmonix can step in and carry on that trend.

GamesBeat

GamesBeat's creed when covering the game industry is "where passion meets business." What does this mean? We want to tell you how the news matters to you -- not just as a decision-maker at a game studio, but also as a fan of games. Whether you read our articles, listen to our podcasts, or watch our videos, GamesBeat will help you learn about the industry and enjoy engaging with it. How will you do that? Membership includes access to:
  • Newsletters, such as DeanBeat
  • The wonderful, educational, and fun speakers at our events
  • Networking opportunities
  • Special members-only interviews, chats, and "open office" events with GamesBeat staff
  • Chatting with community members, GamesBeat staff, and other guests in our Discord
  • And maybe even a fun prize or two
  • Introductions to like-minded parties
Become a member