Monochrome is set to bring the Contagion series into VR, as they have recently shared a teaser trailer, formally announcing their VR debut title “Contagion: Outbreak”. In addition, you can now play the demo (on Steam) starting today!
A little look back on the zombie survival series history: the debut title was actually a survival horror Half Life mod “Zombie Panic” (Steam), and it eventually spawn a sequel “Zombie Panic! Source” (Steam). Contagion (Steam) was made and released as a spiritual successor , and this brings us to Contagion: Outbreak here.
Contagion: Outbreak, the latest from Monochrome, taking place in the same universe as Contagion. Though technically not a Sequel, Contagion: Outbreak, utilizes VR to take your immersion in a zombie filled world to a whole new level. This horror packed, suspense charged, First-person survival game will envelop your senses as you dive deep into the zombie apocalypse. With several new features being added on to the game, such as crafting, unique interactions with environment, and new game modes, Contagion: Outbreak is a new beginning to the end of the world.
The Steam Page went live today, sharing more details regarding the title. Contagion: Outbreak VR will be released as an early access, and currently has a 4 hours campaign mode. Over the planned 12 months Early Access development period, they will be releasing more features and contents, such as multiplayer, characters, maps etc.
Player will assume the role of one of the many characters, each with their own story. A huge variety of weapons (firearms, melee weapons, explosives) is expected for you to take on those zombies, and there’s going to be a variety of online multiplayer modes (such as PvP) as well as a Shooting Challenge, that includes a leaderboard for you to compete with other players.
There is no release date yet. Contagion Outbreak VR is set to be releasing on Oculus Rift and HTC Vive.
Assume the role of one of our many characters and experience their stories first hand that would shape them in the mold of who they would eventually become. The end of the world as we know it is filled with horrors the likes of which were never fathomed, but in all the darkness lies a beacon of light, tales of heroism and sacrifices made so others could carry on. Explore highly detailed environments, search for scarce resources and see if you’ve got what it takes to survive a zombie apocalypse!
We’ve painstakingly developed every element from the ground up for HTC Vive and Oculus, Contagion VR: Outbreak drops you in the middle of the zombie apocalypse. Fight alone in our single player story driven mode and experience each characters past, or team up and fight alongside your friends in one of our co-op based modes! Have a competitive drive? Do battle against other players in one of our PVP modes and see if you’ve got what it takes to be crowned king of the VR wasteland!
▪ VR driven game-play mechanics: Perform physical actions true to life that immerse players deep inside the world of Contagion.
▪ Full single player campaign: Each character has their own history, learn the events each experienced that shaped their personalities and defines who they are today.
▪ A massive arsenal of weapons: Firearms, melee weapons, explosives, and much much more!
▪ Multiple co-op modes: Fight alongside your friends in one of our multi-player focused modes, or climb the leader-boards in any of our shooting range challenges!
▪ Challenge other survivors: Have a competitive itch? Hop into one of our PVP multi-player modes and see if you’re good enough to be king of the VR wasteland!
▪ Customize your personal space: Play the game to unlock loot drops and customize your home base to your liking before heading out to battle the infected.