Overkill’s The Walking Dead Is Dead, Console Versions Cancelled

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Overkill's The Walking Dead
Overkill's The Walking Dead

Overkill’s The Walking Dead has officially been killed off by Skybound Entertainment. In a statement to Variety, Skybound has stopped support for The Walking Dead tie-in and cancelled the contract with Starbreeze, its developer.

“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.”

The letter went on to apologize to the fans. But not all is lost as Skybound haven’t finished the book, but rather a chapter.

“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.”

Starbreeze also announced Overkill’s The Walking Dead will be pulled from Steam soon due to a “disagreement with the license holder”.

Even with the financial gain of about $3.65 million, Starbreeze Studios, which had a partnership with Skybound, still lost a large sum of money by publishing it — they even had to file for reconstruction. Starbreeze then informed everyone that there would be a delay of the launch to console, claiming the delay was for further performance testing.

Last week, Sony informed all those who pre-ordered the game that Overkill’s The Walking Dead on PS4 was canned by 505 Games, the console publisher. Refunds were provided.

Overkill Software begun creating an FPS The Walking Dead game back in 2014. The game seemed promising and even had Robert Kirkman, the creator of the comics, involved. But, after its release, the game was far from what was expected and received mixed reviews.

From our Overkill’s The Walking Dead review:

“Overkill’s The Walking Dead is a fundamentally turgid time with vague glimpses of fun that are snuffed out by repetitive gameplay, awful firefights, and constant technical downfalls.”

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