The Walking Dead creator, Robert Kirkman’s Skybound Entertainment which brings you those walker-filled TV shows, comics, and video games has a new partner to bring the franchise to virtual reality. Skybound is working with Skydance Media to develop multiple VR set in The Walking Dead universe. The first game to roll out will have all new characters never before encountered in the multimedia zombie filled world and feature an “innovative contextual interaction system.
“Skydance’s ability to build worlds and tell compelling stories matches with our goal to bring The Walking Dead fans new narratives and ways to engage with the world Robert Kirkman created, while staying true to his original vision,” said Skybound Entertainment CEO David Alpert and Skybound Entertainment Managing Partner Jon Goldman in a joint statement. “Skydance Interactive is the ideal partner for the team Dan Murray has created for Skybound Interactive.”
“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.”
Gamers will be able to get their first taste of Skydance’s VR pedigree this July with the slated release of their first virtual reality game Archangel which will be available on all VR console platforms. There is currently no word on exactly how many titles Skybound and Skydance will be producing together nor whether any of the upcoming VR games will feature the more familiar characters from the comics and television series.