The Walking Dead FPS Delayed

Jan 22, 2016

If you didn’t know, Overkill, the developers of Payday and Payday 2, are working on a The Walking Dead FPS based on The Walking Dead comics.  Originally announced in 2014, yeah it’s been a while, the release of the game has been pushed back into the second half of 2017.

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Why people hate this game now…

The delay is most likely due to a recent partnership between Starbreeze Studios — Overkill’s parent company — and SmileGate — a prominent Korean Company. The partnership essentially allows Starbreeze to distribute Payday 2 and The Walking Dead game via SmileGate to Asian markets. SmileGate is paying Starbreeze $40 million to help accomplish this as well as allowing them to use its Crossfire Franchise to create new co-op FPS for western markets.

I’m going to be honest. I’m apprehensive about the The Walking Dead game, in general.  I remember the initial announcement and I was super excited for it, but it’s been a long time. To my knowledge there hasn’t been any footage or coverage of the game, and it was originally supposed to come out this year.

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Then, there is the developer. Overkill has become pretty infamous the last few months due to its Payday 2 mircotransaction fiasco. You know the one where it said it wouldn’t have mircotransations and then two years later changed their mind. Also, there is the fact that Payday 2 has nearly 40 different pieces of DLC that would cost about $125, if I bought it all right now on Steam. Its business models just don’t appeal to me as a gamer.

Maybe the delay will be good for the game and some of that $40 million dollars will trickle down to make it a better game…but I have my doubts.

What are your thoughts, sound off below!

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