Overkill’s The Walking Dead has officially been canceled for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Additionally, the PC version will no longer receive support.
Just a few days ago, things seemed bleak for Overkill’s The Walking Dead when those who preordered the game on the PlayStation 4 started getting emails stating, “the publisher has notified us that the game is canceled. As a result, we have withdrawn the current preorder from the PlayStation Store and will cancel all preorders.” That rumor was debunked by the game’s publisher, 505 Games, later that evening.
However, in a statement sent to IGN today, it has now been confirmed that Overkill’s The Walking Dead would not be making it to consoles after all because Skybound Entertainment, overseer of The Walking Dead license, has officially ended its contract with Starbreeze studios. The company stated it “will discontinue all efforts on Overkill’s The Walking Dead.”
Below is the company’s full statement, as provided by IGN:
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.
It’s unfortunate for those who were looking forward to playing the game on console but with World War Z coming out soon, and an entire list of all upcoming zombie games to look forward to, there are still plenty of options for zombie fans.