After a prolonged development and low review scores upon release, it’s safe to say that Overkill’s The Walking Dead was a disappointment to fans. But fans weren’t the only ones disappointed.
Skybound Entertainment was co-founded by The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman, and the company holds the Walking Dead license. Today, Skybound released a statement saying that it has terminated its contract with publisher Starbreeze Studios, and it will discontinue efforts on Overkill’s The Walking Dead.
“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,” the statement reads in part.
The console versions of Overkill’s The Walking Dead were originally slated to come out this month, but they were recently delayed. With this new development, it seems unlikely the game will release on any additional platforms beyond the original PC version.
This is a sad ending for a partnership that seemed to hold so much promise when it was announced.