Back in July the free DLC, Old Mine, and Undead Valley Horde were announced but kinda have been silent and no word on the matter. But good news for both DLC and additional improvements are now with Sony waiting for approval. A statement from Vertigo Games on the silence and updates have finally been addressed:
First of all, we apologize for the delay of the free Arizona Sunshine PS VR DLC and our silence on the topic for the past months.
“We are now ready to announce that after some challenges encountered in the development process (details on which we are sharing below) things are looking up. Both the Old Mine and Undead Valley Horde mode maps are now with Sony for approval and we are working on a swift release.
While the maps are now imminent, we feel we owe you a bit of explanation on the development process and the issues that prolonged it.
Horde mode is performance-heavy as it needs to run with not one or two but FOUR players at a time, each shooting with all their might at a LOT of zombies. Every additional player and every additional zombie has a significant impact on the game’s performance, and while the original Horde map works well even with four players, the additional Horde maps are much more complex and bigger and needed much more work than anticipated to run on 60fps.
To illustrate, the Old Mine map is basically taken from the campaign mode where it was originally created for 1-2 players and with way fewer zombies in mind. As for Undead Valley, this is a dynamic warehouse with many dynamic objects, with which we already pushed the limits on PC. Over the past months, we have worked on a series of changes in order to make the additional Horde mode maps work on PS VR:
- Overall performance optimizations
- Art optimizations
- Various level adjustments
- Gunshot optimizations that improve performance of all Horde mode maps, including the original”
In Old Mine, the level will be more in the dark, so expect more thins to jump out. With this type of map, you will need to think more tactically and this is where you should work on your teamwork skills because you never know when they may save your life. Oh, you will need a flashlight and the team only starts with one, so work together so everyone can get one.
In Undead Valley, you will be playing in a zombie-infested warehouse that has been turned into an underground casino that is close to Las Vegas. In Undead Valley, you will want to explore more as ammo, weapons and prime spots are scattered. So keep moving forward to see new areas to be unlocked.
And with this news, both Japan and other Asia parts will have their digital release by the end of the year and that ultimately means more players in horde mode. The update and DLC should be available on November 28th, 2017.