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OVERKILL's The Walking Dead cancelled

While it has been rumored for quite some time, today Skybound finally confirmed that the contract between Starbreeze Studios has been terminated. Overkill’s The Walking Dead won’t reach the console players. Furthermore, the game is expected to be pulled from Steam real soon.

The official statement by Skybound Entertainment reads:

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.

A month ago, Starbreeze released a short statement announcing the game’s launch delay for consoles but now it’s safe to assume that 505 Games, a studio which had to publish the game, didn’t have the full picture.