Skybound Entertainment, the overseer of The Walking Dead license, has terminated the contract with Starbreeze Studios, canceled Overkill’s The Walking Dead for PS4, Xbox One, and discontinued its support on PC.
In an official statement, Skybound Entertainment explained that the game wasn’t meeting their standards:
“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.”
Overkill’s The Walking Dead was released on PC last year, and it received mixed reviews upon its release due to the weak gameplay and technical problems.