Overkill’s The Walking Dead is nearing the end following the announcement by Skybound Entertainment that they have terminated their contract with Starbreeze Studios.
In their statement, Skybound Entertainment revealed that the game did not meet their standards nor the quality they were promised. They added that despite attempts to work with Starbreeze Studios to resolve the issues that they saw with the game, nothing was done, which has resulted in them terminating the contract.
“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,” Skybound Entertainment said in a statement.
They continued, “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.”
Following the announcement by Skybound Entertainment, Starbreeze revealed that Overkill’s The Walking Dead will be removed from Steam “within the near future”. The company also added that they are in talks with Skybound to see if there’s a way that the studio could release season two, which was promised to gamers who purchased the Deluxe version.
Last week, there were rumours that Overkill’s The Walking Dead had been cancelled on Xbox One and PlayStation 4 after Sony began offering refunds to anyone who had pre-ordered the game. Publisher 505 Games released a statement saying that this was untrue and that the game had only been postponed on consoles to allow more time for development.
However, this recent announcement by Skybound Entertainment seems to cast doubt on the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 versions. Given that the game will be removed from Steam in the near future, it’s not looking good for Overkill’s The Walking Dead.