XR Games and Sony Pictures have announced a new wave-based VR shooter set in the Zombieland universe and it is set to release on all major VR headsets this Spring.
The game is called Zombieland VR: Headshot Fever and it draws inspiration from 90s-era light gun arcade games. It is set in a zombie killing racecourse called the Zombieland Invitational.
There looks to be some interesting powerups and perks that could inject something interesting into the gameplay. If you manage to get two headshots in a row in rapid succession time slows down and you can make some interesting, cool trick shots. You can shoot at the zombies with weapons like shotguns, assault rifles, SMGs, and pistols for a certain amount of weapon variety.
There does not seem to be a lot of depth in the game, it focuses on leader boards, guns, upgrades, and perks but there seems to be little else behind the scenes. A quote from the trailer sums it up pretty well: “no wandering around, no atmospheric BS”.
Jeez, doesn’t that sound fun? “We’ve decided to remove all of the best parts from single player VR experiences in favour of a quick tie in cash grab”. It’s not like there aren’t any great light gun VR games, I love Space Pirate Trainer but, in my opinion, VR has moved on from stationary shooting games, or at least they should have a unique twist.
I am going to hold out hope that this ends up being in any way interesting or engaging but having knock-off voice actors half-heartedly do their best Woody Harrelson impression while you shoot at zombies from a fixed position does not instil much confidence.