Virtual reality (VR) is in a constant battle to show how it can be a viable revenue stream for developers and not just a very niche market. It’s why companies such as Facebook – or mainly Facebook – have released figures showcasing the revenue generation of popular titles. The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners was one of the biggest VR videogames of 2020 and today, developer Skydance Interactive has announced revenue generated from sales has exceeded $50 million USD across all platforms.
The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners launched back in February 2020 for PC VR headsets before coming to PlayStation VR a few months later, Surprisingly, Skydance Interactive managed to bring the zombie experience to Oculus Quest in late 2020. And since that launch, the studio has rolled out a selection of updates including Meatgrinder which added a horde mode called The Trial. Most recently, the Aftershocks Update dropped a big expansion for the videogame, extending the campaign by several hours.
Skydance Interactive announced after a year on sale that The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners had hit $29 million in sales, so managing to surpass $50 million is a great achievement for a VR videogame.
In The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners, the main campaign drops you in a partially flooded New Orleans after the zombie apocalypse has destroyed the city. Drifting through town you hunt for dwindling supplies whilst getting caught up in the politics and battles of the townsfolk, not forgetting about the undead menace lurking around every corner. You’re well-armed, of course, with swords and knives for silent kills whilst guns provide a louder, ranged approach.
If you’ve not tried the zombie game yet, VRFocus said in its review of The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners: “From the very beginning, The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners offers a satisfying zombie experience that’s hard to match. Titles like Arizona Sunshine easily fill that need for straight-up arcade action, for when you want a living dead apocalypse with a bit more depth then The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners is your new go-to videogame.”
For new players The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners will be discounted for PlayStation VR until 3rd November, over on Steam a discount will run until 1st November. VRFocus will continue its coverage of the survival horror, reporting back with further updates.