Overkill Software and Starbreeze Studios’ upcoming shooter based on The Walking Dead is set to be delayed an entire year, the studio’s have announced.
The game, titled just The Walking Dead as opposed to Overkill’s The Walking Dead, will be delayed until the second half of 2017. The news came by way of a press release completely unrelated to the game, which announced news that Korean publisher Smilegate, the creator of the free-to-play shooter CrossFire, had bought a $40 million stake in the company.
The delay is attributed to the launch, via Smilegate, of The Walking Dead in Asian Markets, which makes sense, with Starbreeze adding that the game “will be expanded with more content” and the Asian version will launch simultaneously.
As part of the delay, Starbreeze will also be developing a western edition of CrossFire, a free-to-play shooter which has taken the Asian market by storm, that is before a free-to-play Call of Duty launched last year.
The Walking Dead is expected to launch on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC. Oddly the announcement didn’t mention the VR version of the game, which is being developed along-side the console version along with Starbreeze’s own VR Hardware.