Yesterday, the publisher behind Overkill’s The Walking Dead, Starbreeze Studios announced on their website (via Starbreeze.com) that the game’s Xbox One and PlayStation 4 releases have been postponed. They promise that information for the titles’ new release date will be shared in the future.
Sadly, Starbreeze doesn’t share any information regarding the game’s reasons for being delayed–only that it’s being released at a different time.
GameInformer.com reports that “the cooperative shooter was slated to come to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One as of February 6.” They also state that Overkill’s The Walking Dead’s PC version wasn’t received well and had many issues.
The problems GameInformer previews editor, Matt Miller addressed were “technical problems and connection issues, baffling gameplay systems and controls, tedious combat and stealth,” and disorganized mission layouts that drained the fun out of the game.
GameInformer.com claims that Overkill’s The Walking Dead’s PC version’s poor performance, influenced Starbreeze Studios to begin “a cost-cutting initiative and reconstruction” while persuading the studio’s former CEO Bo Anderson to relieve himself of his duties because of the financial impact this game had on the company.
Moreover, GameInformer.com, like myself, are impressed that Starbreeze Studio’s still planing to oversee the publishing for Psychonauts 2 and System Shock 3, despite their financial losses with Overkill’s The Walking Dead. Regardless, I believe it’d be fair for the company to share a critical explanation behind the game’s delay–as I’m sure its fans are seeking one.
Though no information’s been shared about its new release date or reasons for being delayed, we’ll be sure to keep you updated when Starbreeze Studios publicly shares those specific details.
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