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Skybound, holders of The Walking Dead license, have terminated their contract with Starbreeze and all development efforts on Overkill’s The Walking Dead will be cancelled with immediate effect.
A whole bunch of new info has been revealed about Overkill’s The Walking Dead via a developer live stream, including the announcement of a closed PC beta that’s due to drop next month.
In the absence of Valve ever bothering with Left 4 Dead 3, Overkill is stepping up to the plate with The Walking Dead, a four-player co-operative first-person shooter set in a post-apocalyptic Washington DC. They're the folks behind the Payday series, so they know a thing or two about co-op. Should you be hoping to give Overkill's The Walking Dead a shot on PC though, be warned the system requirements are pretty demanding.
If there’s one thing the world needs, it’s more The Walking Dead. We’re positively starved of it, what with the TV series, and the other TV series, and the Telltale series, and the original comics, and Overkill’s The Walking Dead. Oh wait, maybe we’re not. In order for any of these to stand out from the crowd, they’re going to have to pretty special now, although Payday developer Overkill is probably more qualified than most to do the series justice.
Payday developer Overkill has been eerily quiet on the status of its next project since announcing it at Gamescom last year, but the Swedish developer has now confirmed The Walking Dead will be coming to PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One in 2016.
Starbreeze has announced it will be publishing a new The Walking Dead title from Payday creators Overkill Software, who the Swedish publisher acquired back in 2012. Promising to stay true to the original and gruesome story telling of The Walking Dead series, it claims to be an intense survival horror co-op game.