Pico announces a new VR game exclusively for the Pico 4 – a multiplayer online RPG in a zombie-infested open world.
Pico has exclusive rights to Survival Nation. The VR game will only be released on the Pico 4 (for now) and is supposed to take VR gamers into an open world of zombies.
Pico secures online open-world RPG with zombies
In Survival Nation, you try to survive a zombie apocalypse with other players. The online RPG supposedly offers an open world where you work as a team with other players. The description of the game is still quite vague. Your tasks include killing zombies, buying weapons, learning skills, crafting and solving quests.
Survival Nation is developed by Wenkly Studio. The Polish virtual reality studio previously released Battle of Kings and Elven Assassin, which was also released for Meta Quest 2 (review). Developers also design VR games for VR arcades and VR parks.
Survival Nation for Pico 4: many questions remain open
All VR games available at launch Pico 4 (test) previously appeared on other systems. The only exclusive title announced so far is the dance game Just Dance VR for 2023. With the announcement of another exclusive title, Pico says it wants to underscore its commitment to providing users with a “diverse and comprehensive library” of content.
It is difficult to assess whether this will succeed with Survival Nation. There are no images or trailers. There is no website beyond the social pages. A release date has not yet been set, and questions remain about exclusivity. Pico announces Survival Nation with a “standalone exclusive”. For a “limited time” from release, “Standalone VR Players,” meaning players who use mobile VR headsets, will only be able to access the online RPG through Pico headsets.
This rules out a release for Oculus Quest 2 for the moment. The duration of this exclusivity remains uncertain. It’s also unclear if the game will be released on PC VR or even PlayStation VR 2 during launch. SteamVR does not list the title at this time.