It is no secret that there have been dark clouds over the development of Overkill’s The Walking Dead. Releasing first on PC to very below average reviews, with reviewers citing boring repetitive gameplay and poor game performance. With non-stop rumors that the console version of these games may be in jeopardy, alongside developers Starbreeze’s financial trouble more recently. It is safe to say this game is in trouble, and it only got worse with today’s announcement from Skybound Games. Skybound Games announced via a blog post today, that they will be canceling Overkill’s The Walking Dead due to it not meeting company standards.
“As of today, we have terminated our contract with Starbreeze Studios and will discontinue all efforts on OVERKILL’S THE WALKING DEAD. Our creators and their stories are the core of Skybound, and since 2014 we have worked hard to expand the world of The Walking Dead into an exceptional Co-op Action FPS. We did our best to work with Starbreeze and resolve many issues that we saw with the game, but ultimately OVERKILL’S THE WALKING DEAD did not meet our standards nor is it the quality that we were promised. We are exceedingly sorry to our fans and share their disappointment in the game. We remain dedicated to providing our fans with the most premium quality content we can offer, and will continue to look for alternative video game options for the IP.”
The console version of Overkill’s The Walking Dead is officially canceled, with Valve finalizing details on how to deal with the PC version. It is a sad day, to see a game canceled like this, and the future is not looking bright for Starbreeze. Wishing the developers and all parties involved the best.
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You can check out our review of the PC version of Overkill’s The Walking Dead here.