, developer of Payday 2
will take their shot at the ever popular zombie franchise The Walking Dead
. While there have been two other Walking Dead
games released, one by Telltale Games and the other by Terminal Reality, this one will be the first to be a co-operative experience.
Bo Andersson Klint, CEO of Starbreeze AB, had this to say about the collaboration:
The collaboration between Starbreeze Studios and our partner Skybound Interactive will deliver something uniquely exciting for our millions of fans. We’re two independents joining forces to create the ultimate survival horror game. With Robert on the team, we will bring The Walking Dead into the world of first-person shooter co-op games. It will be gameplay focused, ferocious and bring chaos to the traditional industry model – from us developers straight to you. This time it’s big – don’t walk alone.
Robert Kirkman, CEO of Skybound Entertainment and creator of The Walking Dead
had this to say about the game:
From day one on this project it’s been clear to me that this is the Walking Dead co-op action game fans have been waiting for. I can’t wait for people to learn just what OVERKILL has been cooking up for this game. Skybound is always about breaking new ground and trying to find something unexpected in all endeavors and this game continues that tradition in grand style.
Platforms have not been confirmed, but the game is using Starbreeze’s Diesel engine which has been updated for the next generation. Overkill's The Walking Dead
is scheduled for a 2016 release window.