Yes, that’s plural. There are a number of original virtual reality games currently planned for development within The Walking Dead universe. Skybound Entertainment and Skydance Interactive are teaming up to make this possible, and they are no strangers to VR.
If you want to see what these two companies are capable of, you’ll get your chance soon enough. Skybound’s recently released Giant Cop: Justice Above All (with partner Other Ocean) marked their entry into virtual reality, and Skydance’s first original VR title, Archangel, becomes available across all VR console platforms sometime in July.
If, instead, you’re looking for further information about The Walking Dead VR announcement…well, get ready for disappointment. That’s about all we got. It’s going to be a whole new setting and cast of characters within the world of The Walking Dead, and it’s going to feature what the press release defines as “an innovative contextual interaction system.” Whatever that means; I’m interested.
Speaking of press releases, here’s all we got out of Skybound CEO David Alpert and Managing Partner Jon Goldman:
“Skydance’s ability to build worlds and tell compelling stories matches with our goal to bring The Walking Dead fans new narratives and ways to engage with the world Robert Kirkman created, while staying true to his original vision. Skydance Interactive is the ideal partner for the team Dan Murray has created for Skybound Interactive.”
And from Skydance Media CEO David Ellison and President/COO Jesse Sisgold:
“The Walking Dead is an iconic phenomenon and it is absolutely thrilling to work with Skybound to bring its incredibly diverse cast of characters, settings, and storylines together into a complete VR game package. Our goal at Skydance Interactive is to honor the visceral world that Kirkman has created while giving The Walking Dead’s fans something to really sink their teeth into with robust games that take the franchise to a completely new level.”
That’s all, folks. Other than very early conceptual art released with the press release. You can check that out below. Keep an eye on us here at EB to update you with any further information as it comes in.
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