Overkill’s The Walking Dead has been cancelled by Skybound Games because the game “did not meet” the company’s standards. The contract with Starbreeze Studio has been terminated, and the game will be removed from new purchases on Steam in a near future.
“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.“
The game will no longer be coming to consoles. According to IGN, Skybound confirmed that they “will discontinue all efforts on Overkill’s The Walking Dead”.