Virtual reality (VR) shooter Raw Data by Survios is one of the most popular VR titles on Steam, surpassing $1 million (USD) in sales in just one month. The title will now be getting a comic mini-series tie-in.
As reported by Den of Geek, the Raw Data comic series will be a seven issue prequel. The story of Raw Data concerns a group of hackers tasked with breaking in to a major corporation in order to find information on their nefarious plans, fighting off armies of lethal robots in the process. The comic will explore the backstory of robot sidekick Simon Teller, with a first issue titled ‘Promotion Material’. The comic mini series will be written by Nick Bragg, who previously worked on CW’s The 100, with artwork by Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles artist Michael Dialynas.
“It felt like the world of Raw Data was too big to be just a game,” said Jonathan Callan, Survios Senior Writer, in a release. “We love comics, and we wanted each creator to bring his or her own style, to help spotlight all the different stuff that we know about this world that the player might not get to see.”
Copies of the first issue of the Raw Data comic are available for free to attendees of San Diego Comic Con (SDCC) and can be obtained by visiting the Survios booth at the ‘VR Con’ section of SDCC, which is located at the Omni Hotel.
VRFocus will bring you further news on Raw Data and other VR tie-ins as it becomes available.