The sequel to the VR game The Walking Dead Saints and Sinners was announced at Sony’s State of Play event in June 2022.
Once released on PC and PlayStation 04 in 2020, The Walking Dead Saints and Sinners is an ambitious virtual reality game that takes players into the universe of The Walking Dead. In an era where many virtual reality titles came out as demos, The Walking Dead: Saints and Sinners has become a complete game in terms of features, content, and reality that makes the most of what’s out there. VR technology has to offer. During the State of Play 2022 event, the sequel titled The Walking Dead Saints and Sinners Retribution was officially announced.
The minute-long trailer shows that the gameplay quality has remained the same since the first part. Much of the gameplay will allow the player to use knives to fight enemies, along with a flashlight to light the way in the dark. When information about the sequel was revealed in early 2022, criticism from the gaming community suggested that the game would have the same gameplay as the first original. However, the name “Chapter 2” implies that this is the latest installment with a more complete experience that is sure to please fans.
Sony took enough time to detail the game during the State of Play 2022 event, while also showing that VR will be an important part of the PlayStation 5 game library in the future. A good bit of information about PSVR2 has been made public, although a definite release date has yet to be announced. Some believe it could still launch during the 2022 holiday season, though perhaps the actual release time will be around early 2023.
Along with The Walking Dead Saints and Sinners Retribution, Sony has shed some light on the long-rumored Resident Evil 4 Remake, some points in the game that will include VR functionality. Resident Evil 7 has received a PSVR-specific version, Resident Evil 4 Remake has recently been playable in VR, and Sony and Capcom have also announced that a VR version of Resident Evil Village 2021 is in the works.
In addition, Sony also introduced a brand new VR game spin-off of the Horizon series called Horizon Call of the Mountain. These games along with The Walking Dead Saints and Sinners Retribution could help usher in a new era of VR on the PlayStation platform and could help boost Sony’s PSVR sales if they’re released in the near future. The Walking Dead Saints and Sinners Retribution is coming to PS5 in 2022.