AMC’s The Walking Dead isn’t just a successful TV show, it’s a highly successful franchise which has spawned a number of videogames such as augmented reality (AR) title The Walking Dead: Ourworld. A virtual reality (VR) version was on the cards via OVERKILL’s The Walking Dead and we all know how that turned out. Thankfully, AMC decided to collaborate with VR specialists Survios on another title called The Walking Dead Onslaught which the studio took to the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) 2019. VRFocus caught up with Survios’ co-founder James Iliff to learn more.
Survios and AMC revealed The Walking Dead Onslaught in May, explaining that because this was an officially licensed project fans will be able to play as some of the most popular characters from the show. That’s as far as the tie-in goes by the looks of it, with the videogame having its own exclusive storyline rather than a spin-off from the series.
This means The Walking Dead Onslaught will feature a full single-player campaign designed for location-based entertainment (LBE) centres as well as home VR headsets. How the two will differ – VR arcades won’t want you occupying the headset for hours – is being kept under wraps for now.
Just like the TV series you’ll be able to use a range of ranged and melee weapons, with particular attention being focused on the melee portion of the experience. Survios has already spoken about its ‘Progressive Dismemberment System’ which will let players slice and dice the undead in proper gory ways. Every joint on a walkers body is fair game, allowing the removal of limbs almost however you want. There are several other features which will make the experience as realistic as possible, like being able to stab a zombie or restrain them with one hand to inflict a killer blow with the other.
Which is exactly why VRFocus want to learn more, with Iliff going into greater detail regarding the precision mechanics the studio has employed to make The Walking Dead Onslaught one videogame that both fans and general VR gamers will equally enjoy.
Take a look at the interview to learn more, and keep an eye out for further The Walking Dead Onslaught updates from VRFocus.