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The Walking Dead Set for VR Gaming Extension


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Skybound Entertainment and Skydance Interactive have teamed up to develop original VR video games based on The Walking Dead.

A multiyear pact sees the two companies collaborating to produce a gaming experience that will offer fans and gamers the opportunity to engage, interact with and immerse themselves in the post-apocalyptic world of The Walking Dead and its characters in virtual reality. The first game will feature an entirely new setting and cast of characters, which players will experience through 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. “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 CEO David Ellison and President and COO Jesse Sisgold. “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.”



About Kristin Brzoznowski

Kristin Brzoznowski is the executive editor of World Screen. She can be reached at kbrzoznowski@worldscreen.com.

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