And things look to be shaping up quite well, as the fresh gameplay footage shows off a few things we didn’t know about its supposed 15-hour single-player campaign.
In the first few minutes, we get a glimpse of the game’s base of operations, where you can break down scavenged items, craft new ones, and load up for the missions ahead. There also appears to be a ton of unlockable crafting patterns, letting you create things like nail bombs, protective gear, ammo, and a larger backpack to haul more stuff.
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Something we did know before seeing the video was that the game contains a number of warring factions which you can choose to either help or fight. Here we get a look at one such mission where you pursue a faction leader’s dimwitted brother, requiring you to pull out your flashlight and dive into a gloomy house filled with the haunting grows of a walker.
Hands-on:Quest Hand-tracking Will be Great for Casual Input, But Core Games Will Still Rely on ControllersMuch like the Fallout series, the video reveals that you have an infamy rating with clans, as you decide to turn on the leader at the behest of another (the promise of loot probably helps too). In the video, the protagonist is shown turning on the Tower clan and gaining a ‘hated’ status.
As the technology becomes mainstream, virtual reality will make more worlds open up to customers. Think of resorts sharing virtual experiences to lure adventurers to book a desired holiday, or social channels such as YouTube housing content that are simply plug-and-play—the possibilities are endless.
The game also shows off hordes of zombies along the way, demonstrating plenty of ranged and melee weapon types at your disposal for some pretty awesome zombie skull-splitting madness.
The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners is targeting a January 23rd, 2020 release on PC VR headsets via Steam and the Oculus Store.