Developer Monochrome Inc. launched its zombie survival experience Contagion VR: Outbreak onto Steam Early Access in the summer of 2018, receiving a ‘mostly positive’ response from gamers in the process. Today, it’s the turn of PlayStation VR owners to tackle the zombie apocalypse.
A purely single-player experience, Contagion VR: Outbreak drops you right in the middle of the carnage, with the undead running (stumbling) amock. Rather than one solitary storyline to follow the gameplay puts you in the shoes of several characters via found journals. These journals unlock a playable single-player focused mission that explains their victories, defeats, and ultimate outcome in the apocalypse.
Naturally, to stay alive in a zombie apocalypse you need to scavenge, craft useful items and arm yourself to the teeth. You’ll have to leave the confines of your safe house and explore the world, stockpiling resources whilst hopefully making it back in one piece to create items at the workbench. Weapons are also fairly plentiful with pistols, shotguns, rifles and bows available to kill at range. Should any zombie great too close then you can switch to a melee weapon to smash a few skulls in. The only problem, melee weapons have a durability factor, so they can break if you’re not careful.
Aside from the story mode, Contagion VR: Outbreak also offers a free-roaming Survival Mode for those players who want a challenge. Here you need to be extra careful if you’ve collected or crafted some awesome equipment, if you die then everything you carry is lost.
Contagion VR: Outbreak for PlayStation VR launches later today. The PC VR version is still in Early Access currently, with Monochrome Inc. yet to confirm an official launch date. That can’t be too far away if the console version is now ready.
The new title will be going up against Vertigo Games’ Arizona Sunshine which originally launched in 2017. Last month saw Arizona Sunshine – The Damned DLC arrive across all platforms, extending the storyline offering a prequel to the original. VRFocus will continue its coverage of Contagion VR: Outbreak, reporting back with all the latest updates from the developer.