Skybound Entertainment, the entertainment company founded by The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman and David Alpert, has partnered with Skydance Interactive to develop a few original VR games based on the world of The Walking Dead universe.
Across a multi-year plan, the two companies are planning to offer gamers and fans of The Walking Dead fans the ability to immerse themselves in a brand new setting. This first game promises new characters to go along with the new setting and will be the first game co-developed from both companies.
“The Walking Dead is an iconic phenomenon and it is absolutely thrilling to work with Skybound to bring its incredibly diverse cast of characters, settings, and storylines together into a complete VR game package,” said Skydance Media Chief Executive Officer David Ellison and President and Chief Operating Officer Jesse Sisgold in a joint statement. “Our goal at Skydance Interactive is to honor the visceral world that Kirkman has created while giving The Walking Dead’s fans something to really sink their teeth into with robust games that take the franchise to a completely new level.”
The Walking Dead has grown from a best selling comic book series, to a #1 show on television, and even already has a successful game series, Telltale’s The Walking Dead.
Released in an episodic format, the games take places through a different story then the one featured in the comic or television series. CGMagazine took a look at the latest episode of the game.
Skydance recently announced that its first original VR title, Archangel, will be available across all VR console platforms starting in July of 2017. Skybound Entertainment recently released its first original VR game, Giant Cop: Justice Above All with partner Other Ocean. Stay tuned to CGMagazine where we will keep you updated about the latest on this new series.