The latest TWD franchize game OVERKILL’s The Walking Dead had its fair share of problems regarding the release. First announced in 2014, the game was delayed multiple times. At first, the game had to launch in 2016 but was delayed to 2017. In 2017, OVERKILL’s TWD set another launch date for November across multiple platforms. While the PC version kicked off, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions were delayed by another six months.
Over the weekend, the developer has announced that the console versions of the game are postponed indefinitely. Starbreeze Studios, which owns Overkill Software studio, released a short statement telling that ‘Starbreeze AB is currently evaluating and reviewing the performance of the game OVERKILL’s The Walking Dead on consoles.’ and so they had to postpone the release once more.
While no particular reason for the delay was given, we can speculate, that after a fairly harsh PC game’s reception, the developer might first try to fix the game before releasing it to other platforms. Additionally, in order to release the game on consoles, Starbreeze has to pay a 10 million dollars licencing fee. Having in mind the fan reaction to the PC release, this might seem too expensive.