The future of Overkill’s The Walking Dead seems like a bit of a rocky one as seemingly overnight the game was canceled and then un-canceled on console.
Last night, a report surfaced following one user receiving a notification that their pre-order for Overkill’s The Walking Dead had been canceled. This follows the game being postponed following Overkill’s own ongoing struggles, largely due to the game performing poorly on PC.
Following this, the publisher of the console version of the game, 505 Games, took to Twitter to debunk the report, however, despite saying that development was ongoing, we’re unsure exactly whether we’ll see the game on console or not.
We just wanted to clear the position on the OVERKILL’s The Walking Dead on console and confirm that the game has not been cancelled, purely postponed whilst development is on-going. We will share further news as soon as possible.
— 505 Games (@505_Games) February 20, 2019
Overkill’s The Walking Dead has had a bit of a rough time since launching back in November. Due to its poor reception, Overkill’s parent company Starbreeze almost collapsed. Following this, the company’s offices were raided by police and over half of the company’s board members stepped down.
The latest from the company comes in the form of its fourth-quarter earnings report, which reveals that Overkill’s The Walking Dead made $3.7 million during its fourth quarter, which might seem a lot, but Payday 2, which launched in 2013 made $2.2 million during the same period…
Ultimately, Overkill’s The Walking Dead is in troubled waters. Perhaps a console release could help bring it back from the dead, however, if Starbreeze/Overkill’s track record for stellar console releases is anything to go by, I certainly wouldn’t hold your breath.