Today, Skydance Interactive in collaboration with Skybound Entertainment has launched The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners. Supporting a range of PC-based headsets the studio has confirmed a PlayStation VR and native Oculus Quest versions are on the way for later in the year.
When it comes to Oculus Quest support you can play The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners today via Oculus Link. For those Quest owners who don’t own a PC, Skydance Interactive has confirmed on Twitter that a release is planned for Q4 2020. Additionally, the Oculus release will support cross-buy between Rift and Quest.
As for PlayStation VR, a launch is planned for this spring, although no dates have been mentioned just yet.
Offering an original storyline set in the flood-hit city of New Orleans, The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners is a visceral survival experience where players not only have to defend themselves from walkers but humans too. With brutal choices to be made whilst scavenging for weapons and other supplies, players will be able to unravel a mystery involving all the residents of the city.
“With The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners, we set out to create an experience that players and fans could fully immerse themselves in, which you can’t get from playing a console or mobile title,” said Adam Grantham, Creative Director at Skydance Interactive in a statement. “We wanted to give players an original story that truly belonged within The Walking Dead universe, from the environments, the narrative and the combat to make them feel as if they were truly living in this gruesome world.”
Offering both melee and ranged combat, players will be able to hold down a walker’s head to rip a knife out of its skull or attack from a distance with throwing weapons, bows and long-range firearms. Melee combat will reduce stamina which can lead to situations where they’ll be overrun by walkers if not too careful.
The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners is available digitally for the Oculus Rift/Rift S, Oculus Quest (via Link cable only) HTC Vive, Vive Cosmos, Valve Index and Windows Mixed Reality headsets. Three versions are available, the Standard Edition for $39.99 USD and the Tourist Edition for $49.99, or the Tower Edition is available for $149.99. As further updates are released, VRFocus will let you know.