Overkill’s The Walking Dead Isn’t Cancelling Console Ports, 505 Confirms
Last year’s initial PC release of Overkill’s The Walking Dead wasn’t the most spectacular of launches for Overkill Software, the game receiving mixed reactions pretty much across the board for its lackluster presentation and gameplay. As as result, the shooter’s planned console ports were shifted to the backburner and reslated for an indefinite release date.
However, gamers still holding out hope to experience the game for themselves were recently let down after an apparent development spread across the internet: Overkill’s The Walking Dead appeared to have killed their console ports. All seemed pretty conclusive by the looks of a Reddit post, a user showing off an official-looking PlayStation email confirming their pre-order of Overkill’s The Walking Dead (and the game itself) had been definitively cancelled.
While this would seem to indicate a grim fate for the console-bound zombie shooter, it’s been confirmed that PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions of the title are still very much in the works. The game’s publisher, 505 Games, confirmed the news via social media, reaffirming their commitment to consoles and voiding all speculation about the two ports’ demise. Further news was also teased to arrive at a later date.
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
As of now, it’s unknown whether the above circulated email was a hoax or a mistake on the part of PlayStation, but all points to an eventual release for Overkill’s The Walking Dead sometime down the line. Exactly when that may be is still up in the air. Overkill’s The Walking Dead is out now for PC.
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