E3 2019: Watch First Gameplay Of The Walking Dead: Onslaught VR From Survios

by David Jagneaux • June 10th, 2019

Today during our first-ever E3 VR Showcase Survios debuted gameplay of its upcoming VR game, The Walking Dead: Onslaught, based on the hit AMC show. In the game you get to go inside of the iconic universe that’s overrun by the undead walkers and fight side-by-side with iconic characters from the show like Daryl, Rick, and Michonne.

Previously, Survios released this teaser trailer that really only hinted at the tone and ambiance without actually showing any real gameplay footage. But now, after the reveal in today’s showcase, we’ve got a good look at how the game plays.

As expected, there is a heavy focus on blood, gore, and dismemberment. I actually got the chance to try out an early build at GDC earlier this year that was just a white dev room for combat testing. I picked up some guns, swords, a bat, crossbow, and more and got to try them out on stationary zombie characters.

What immediately stood out to me was the extreme attention to detail. I could slice individual parts of zombies off by slashing exactly where I intended. The developers even spoke to me about their layered mesh system that provided a simulate skin texture to keep the entrails inside until the zombie was sliced open.

We don’t know much about the story yet, or if it will include multiplayer (I’d imagine it will since that’s a key feature in virtually every other Survios VR title) but we will get the the chance to go hands-on with it later this week at E3 so stay tuned for more details.

The Walking Dead: Onslaught is releasing this fall and is coming to Rift, Vive, and likely other major VR platforms.

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