Virtual reality (VR) specialist Survios has produced some top-notch videogames over the past few years so when the studio announced it was working with AMC on a The Walking Dead title earlier this year, expectations are naturally high. At the time a ‘Fall 2019’ release window had been slated but now that’s now slipped to next year.
Regarding the delay Survios issued the following statement:
“To our dedicated survivors:
“We have always strived to deliver high-quality, fun games that push the boundaries of VR. To that end, The Walking Dead Onslaught will now release in 2020 as we continue to build nothing short of an exceptional experience for our players.
“Thank you all for your support and patience—we’ll have more news to come soon.”
So if you were looking forward to killing a few zombies in VR this festive season you’ll now have to wait. How long is another matter?
As an officially licensed product, The Walking Dead Onslaught will allow you to play as some of the most popular characters from the show, whilst having its own unique storyline. Offering a single-player campaign, you’ll have the use of both melee and ranged weaponry, with a particular emphasis put on hand-to-hand combat. Survios has built what it calls a ‘Progressive Dismemberment System’ enabling the removal of walkers limbs at their joints. You’ll also be able to grab them to inflict damage with greater accuracy, such as stabbing them in the head.
Having previewed The Walking Dead Onslaught back in June, VRFocus commented: “In its present form, The Walking Dead Onslaught looks like it’ll provide a fairly brutal zombie gameplay experience for fans of titles like Arizona Sunshine.”
Now that The Walking Dead Onslaught is moving into 2020 it’ll be competing with another videogame from the same franchise, The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners. Being developed by Skydance Interactive, the similarities between the two are obvious, offering lots of gory gameplay dicing up zombies. The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners already has a confirmed launch date, 23rd January 2020, so as long as that doesn’t slip it’ll likely be the first to arrive. As further details are released regarding The Walking Dead Onslaught, VRFocus will let you know.