Skydance Interactive’s exciting VR title The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners is about to get a pretty big update. Titled “The Meatgrinder,” players will have access to a brand new game mode called “The Trial.” Essentially a horde mode, you’ll fend off against waves of undead in an attempt to rack up a high score.
You’ll have access to the entire arsenal of weapons available from the main campaign, so you’ll be able to experiment with everything. It could, honestly, be a good way to familiarize yourself with certain weapons before committing to them in the single-player portion. If you find your particular loadout is a little too overpowered, The Trial will also offer different difficulty options to keep things fresh (which also extends over to the campaign).
The update will be heading to all versions of Saints & Sinners, which includes Steam, Oculus, and PSVR. It is slated to release sometime in the summer, which is right around the corner. Considering we’re all still stuck inside because of coronavirus lockdown, it seems like the perfect opportunity to strap on a VR headset and slay some undead.
VR may not be making the jump to next-generation consoles, but that doesn’t mean it is going away. On PC, developers are doing interesting things with the technology to create games that were otherwise not possible. The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners may not be revolutionary, but it is a damn fine example of how VR can enhance an age-old genre.
It along with Valve’s Half-Life: Alyx are probably the two best games you can get if you’re a PC gamer with a VR headset. They both showcase an immense level of polish and a consideration for how to tweak certain aspects of game design to fit that extra layer of immersion. You can also stab zombies in the face, so that’s a bonus.
Being available on PSVR is nice, but the best version is absolutely on PC. If you’re on the fence, see if you can find a local VR demo at Best Buy or a Microsoft Store and give it a go. You may be surprised at just how solid Saints & Sinners is.