Zombie Shooter ‘Arizona Sunshine’ Now Available on Oculus Quest, Trailer Here

But no cross-platform multiplayer


Arizona Sunshine (2016), one of VR’s early acclaimed titles, launched nearly three years ago on PC VR headsets, bringing with it VR gunplay and zombie-killing like few had ever experienced in the new medium. Arizona Sunshine has finally come to Oculus Quest.

Update (December 5th, 2019): Arizona Sunshine is now live on the Oculus Store for Quest. Vertigo Games says it has “no less than five content drops scheduled, including weapons updates, fresh horde mode maps and epic story expansions.”

The first update is said to arrive this month, which will be the ‘Two-handed Weapons Update’. A variety of free DLC and paid DLC will roll out in 2020 with Oculus Store cross-buy support.

A previous version of this article claimed erroneously that the Quest version was a week late. Arizona Sunshine on Quest was released on time, on December 5th.

Update (November 25th, 2019): Vertigo Games and Jaywalkers Interactive today announced that Arizona Sunshine is set to arrive on Oculus Quest on December 5th, 2019. And if your hopes were up for cross-platform multiplayer, unfortunately the Quest version doesn’t support it, with Vertigo citing the reason that it was re-built from the ground-up for Quest.

Arizona Sunshine is now available for pre-order in the Oculus Store with a pre-order discount of 10% running up to December 2nd. DLC is said to arrive on Quest in the following months; a timeline and details will be announced shortly.

Check out the new screenshots below:

Original Article (June 10th, 2019): Arizona Sunshine is a co-op VR zombie shooter which launched at the end of 2016, not long after the first wave of consumer VR headsets hit the market. Despite its age, the game has remained a frequent community recommendation for those looking for some zombie shooting and co-up fun in VR.

Since launch, the game was brought to PSVR and adapted for VR arcades. And soon Oculus Quest owners will get to jump into Arizona Sunshine too. Vertigo Games says the release date for Arizona Sunshine on Oculus Quest will come some time in 2019, but has yet to confirm a specific date.

From information the studio has provided so far, it sounds like both Campaign mode and Horde mode on Quest will offer co-op with 2 and 4 players, respectively, just like other versions of the game. That said, we don’t yet know if Arizona Sunshine will support cross-play with any of the other versions, or cross-buy on Oculus.

Arizona Sunshine on Oculus Quest will also get ‘The Damned’ DLC when the game comes to the headset later in the year, but it’ll come first to PC headsets and PSVR on August 27th. Today the studio release the first gameplay footage of ‘The Damned’:

Set before the story of the main game, ‘The Damned’ brings a new mission to Arizona Sunshine which Vertigo Games says is the game’s largest yet. Players will infiltrate a zombie infested hydroelectric dam (see what they did there?) to return power to a missile defense system. The price of the DLC has yet to be announced.

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  • Xron

    A nice game, hope graphics won’t be at ps2 level though.

  • JesuSaveSouls

    I dont really care about zombie games but its open world and will be nice on the quest.Those walking dead games coming soon look cool.

    • kool

      Its not open world but it’s still pretty good tho.

      • aasdfa

        yeah its polished very well especially for being one of the earlier games. and when it first came out was super polished compared to others which helped it get pretty big.


    Looks better than expected, to be honest. I hope that its cross-buy though, so I can Link up my Quest at times … The Damned is great by the way and good to see that its already packed-in.

  • Tailgun

    Cross-buy? Would have been nice to know if this question had been addressed – or even asked.

    • VR4EVER

      Sadly, its not cross buy, nor cross play.

      • jmN

        i was hoping for cross play. just last week we had 1 index, 2 vives and a quest set up and all we could really play was rec room cause of cross play stuff.

        • VR4EVER

          Yes, thats sad and needs actually go away. Especially in out small niche.

  • Tony

    I wish they’d come up with cross-discount at least!!! Paying full price on multiple systems AND if multiple systems for multiplayer get the price tag beyond a reasonable amount.

  • mfx

    No cross buy… Stop treating quest users like milking cows… zero real game discounts, extra licenses to pay… starts to piss me off really.

  • Ninjai71

    Will it get cross platform mp?

  • Ether78

    does not make sense not to put these cross play games …. according to them should I buy it again? When on the vive pro is free now? streaming wifi and see you

  • aasdfa

    if it had cross play i would have bought it again so that i can play with a friend went hey come over and use my quest. but they couldnt even do that so nope

  • ShiftyInc

    I am going to blacklist all these developers who want to milk the vr market dry. Again no crossbuy or corssplay for this one when i own 2 copies of this game already. It’s not like it takes loads of development time to port it over to the quest as we already know it wont.

  • shadow9d9

    No cross buy means no buy.