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Starbreeze brings VR to the arcade this spring

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StarVR's launch still undated, though

Starbreeze AB, the studio behind Brothers: The Tale of Two Sons and the Payday franchise, is opening a virtual reality-themed arcade sometime this spring, the company announced.

The venue — a VR-cade, if you will — will be called Project StarCade, and strives to make "premium VR experiences accessible for the masses," according to the company. The exact Los Angeles-based location has not yet been confirmed; neither has an opening date, although Starbreeze expects it to be ready by this summer at the latest.

Right now, the developer is working on its own VR headset, the StarVR. Launching alongside that hardware is a The Walking Dead-based first-person shooter developed by Overkill Software, which will have a featured spot in the VR-cade.

In its retail release, Overkill's The Walking Dead will also be available for SteamVR. The game will come in standalone, non-virtual reality iterations, too, on PlayStation 4, Windows PC and Xbox One. Just this past weekend, however, Starbreeze and Overkill announced that the game has been delayed until "at least" the second half of 2017.

There's neither pricing nor a release date announced for the StarVR system, either. However, VR enthusiasts will be able to test both it and The Walking Dead out for themselves at the StarCade, whenever it officially opens.

For more on Overkill's The Walking Dead, check out the debut trailer from E3 2015 below.