Skybound Entertainment today announced that it has cancelled it’s contract with Starbreeze Studio’s. This means that Overkill’s the walking Dead is coming to an end.
The development of the game has not be going well and therefore does not merit continuing through further seasons.
A statement was released by Skybound that can be found here.
“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,” the statement reads. “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.”
Earlier this week, rumours that the console release was in trouble, after refunds were offered to customers. 505 Games said that the game was not cancelled however just in a state of extended postponement. This news seems to confirm that the console release is all but dead.