Payday developers Overkill delay Walking Dead shooter until second half of 2017

Fans of The Walking Dead will have to wait a while longer to play a first-person co-op shooter based on the zombie franchise. Developer Overkill Software, the creators of the PayDay game series, have delayed the release of its Walking Dead FPS from 2016 to the second half of 2017. The game will be released for the PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4.

The delay reveal was buried in a press release from Overkill's parent company Starbreeze, which announced that the Korean game company Smilegate is investing $40 million into the company:

"OVERKILL's The Walking Dead will be expanded with more content where an Asian version will be developed for simultaneous launch with the western version. To maximize the new opportunities, Starbreeze, 505 Games and Skybound have decided to release the game in all markets during the second half of 2017. The partners are convinced this will pave the way to success, maximize revenues and cement it as a tent pole product for the next decade to come."

In addition, Starbreeze plans to develop and release a version of Smilegate's popular Asian-based online first person shooter Crossfire for the Western market. No release date for that game has been revealed.

Source: Starbreeze

John Callaham