Earlier this year Vertigo Games and Jaywalkers Interactive launched their popular virtual reality (VR) shooter Arizona Sunshine on PlayStation VR. This was due to be followed a few months later with an update, adding further content and improvements. That never happened, with the studios issuing a statement at the beginning of November detailing why this didn’t occur. Today, it has now been revealed PlayStation VR owners will see the update arrive next week on 28th November 2017.
The new content will be free for everyone who owns the base title, and includes two additional maps for Horde mode for up to 4 players in co-op multiplayer. The maps are bigger and allow for a more dynamic play style than the original Horde map.
As previously reported, the two new maps are Old Mine and Undead Valley. Old Mine has players start out with only one flashlight, where they must think tactically to both defend their hideout and take chances on vital supply runs in an utterly dark map, which is designed to encourage team play, although it can be played solo.
Undead Valley is set in an old, zombie-infested warehouse-turned-underground casino, close to Las Vegas. In this map players stay ahead of the horde by gradually expanding their play area, unlocking new areas both in- and outdoors, by blowing up obstacles with grenades or opening doors with keys found throughout the level and finding new weapons, ammo and tactical positions as they go. To mix things up a bit the developers have replaced the familiar zombie waves with an intense, ongoing influx of zombies for the ultimate survival challenge.
The developers have also confirmed that Arizona Sunshine on PlayStation VR will see its digital release in Japan and other Asian territories later this year, adding more players to Horde mode.
Arizona Sunshine originally launched for Oculus Rift and HTC Vive back in December 2016, as one of the launch titles for Oculus Touch. Since then, not only has it been ported to PlayStation VR but also Microsoft’s Windows Mixed Reality headsets.
As always, VRFocus will continue its coverage of Arizona Sunshine, reporting back with the latest announcements.