Overkill’s The Walking Dead Developer Explains Why The Game Continues To Face Delays

The Walking Dead video game is finally on its way for a release everyone has been waiting for. Even though it was originally intended for a 2016 debut, the game has faced delay after delay since then as the industry heads on int 2018. However, it isn’t without good reason and intent. From the original creator of The Walking Dead series, Robert Kirkman spoke with Overkill’s The Walking Dead developer Almir Listo and Marcus “djWHEAT” Graham, going into detail as to why the game has continuously faced delays.

During the interview, Listo admits that it has taken a long time to get everything just right before release and their excitement to bring it to fans next year has the team pumped for release. “We have been working such a long time on getting this game right,” stated Listo. “And you know, we are so excited to get it out the door next year.”

Following that, Kirkman responds candidly and passionately, thankful that Overkill Software is taking their time to guarantee the quality of its contents:

And I’m glad we’re not trying to that subject because I do get a lot of – people are very excited about this game. I hear about this game constantly. And I’m very happy with the fact that, you know, you guys are bleeding for this game. You guys are working on this game constantly. You guys are making sure this game launches as great as it can be. You’re not just rushing something out, there’s no effort to just make a date. We’re not making a date, we’re making a great game.”

In the end, Overkill’s The Walking Dead developer reveals that the game will not see a release date until Fall 2018. That means, while it has faced its fair share of delays, it will continue its development well into the next year. The game is expected to launch for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.

Overkill’s The Walking Dead is a story-driven zombie first-person shooter based on the original graphic novels by Robert Kirkman. This upcoming Zombie title features four different characters with original backstories set in Washington, D.C. after an unfortunate virus outbreak. It relies on co-operative play with other friends and the goal is to “strengthen base camp against the threat of both the dead and the living”. The game has a twist of RPG elements that feature skill trees, special abilities, and squad roles.

What do you think of this fresh information from Overkill’s The Walking Dead developer? Are you happy there’s a more solid window of expectation for this zombie title? Let us know in the comments section below or start a conversation on Don’t Feed the Gamers Facebook page. To stay up to date on gaming news as it happens, follow us on Twitter! Here are some of our latest:

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