A new VR shooter game set in the Zombieland universe was unveiled by Sony Pictures Virtual Reality and British development studio XR Games.
Called “Zombieland: Headshot Fever”, the gameplay involves joining Columbus, Tallahassee, Wichita, and Little Rock as they take on the undead during a zombie-killing racecourse. The companies stated that the game will retain the humor and action of Zombieland and its sequel, Double Tap, and is inspired by the 1990s’ arcade-style light-gun shooting and modern racing titles.
“Being trusted with bringing an iconic Sony Pictures franchise to life is extra rewarding and exciting when you’re a huge fan of Zombieland,” stated Bobby Thandi, Founder and CEO of XR Games.
“The Zombieland world is a no-nonsense kind of place, and to this end, we’ve made one of the purest shooting games for VR. We hand-crafted the content, upping replay-ability, and incorporated mechanics from racing games such as time splits so you know exactly how well you’re doing. It’s about practicing ’til you’re perfect,” he added.
The gameplay will comprise an advanced weapon portfolio such as shotguns, revolvers, and assault rifles along with global leaderboards where players can challenge their friends. A slow-motion sort of a mode will get activated when users achieve two headshots in a row, adding to the adrenaline rush.
Thandi said, “Your performance is being assessed via the witty banter of Tallahassee, Columbus, Wichita, and Little Rock. They’re not gentle with their opinions!”
Zombieland: Headshot Universe will be launched this Spring on the Oculus Quest and Oculus Rift, and then on PlayStation VR after a while.
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