Skybound Entertainment has just announced that they’ll be pairing up with Skydance Interactive to create a number of original VR games based on The Walking Dead universe. The Walking Dead VR game will be the inaugural co-developed title from both companies.
Skybound Entertainment is a creator-focused multi-platform entertainment company founded by The Walking Dead creator Rober Kirkman and David Alpert. The two creative minds have developed an interest in the VR platform and looks to create immersive experiences for fans all around the world.
“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.”
This is a multi-year strategy from both companies in creating these unique VR games based on The Walking Dead. The first game will feature an entirely new setting and cast of characters, which players will experience through an innovative contextual interaction system – a first-of-its-kind for The Walking Dead in VR.
“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.”
Skydance Interactive has recently launched Archangel, which is drawing in much attention. Updates will follow.