Skybound ‘sorry’ about Overkill’s The Strolling Lifeless, ends contract with Starbreeze
Overkill’s The Strolling Lifeless will quickly be little greater than a distant reminiscence. The IP has had its share of disappointing online game variations over time, and a by-the-numbers co-op zombie shooter developed with a rushed manufacturing schedule wasn’t what Strolling Lifeless followers needed. The sport wasn’t ok to face out in in the present day’s crowded market, and Starbreeze is feeling the repercussions.
This is one other punch to the intestine: Robert Kirkman’s Skybound Leisure introduced that it has “terminated” its contract with Starbreeze Studios and “will discontinue all efforts on Overkill’s The Strolling Lifeless.” Simply final month, the console ports have been “postponed” so Starbreeze might reevaluate.
“Our creators and their tales are the core of Skybound, and since 2014 we’ve got labored arduous to broaden the world of The Strolling Lifeless into an distinctive Co-op Motion FPS,” the corporate stated in the present day in an announcement. “We did our greatest to work with Starbreeze and resolve many points that we noticed with the sport, however in the end Overkill’s The Strolling Lifeless didn’t meet our requirements neither is it the standard that we have been promised. We’re exceedingly sorry to our followers and share their disappointment within the recreation.”
Skybound promised it will “stay devoted to offering our followers with essentially the most premium high quality content material we will supply, and can proceed to search for various online game choices for the IP.”
From TWD followers to Skybound to the builders, this can be a feel-bad scenario via and thru.
An Replace on Overkill’s The Strolling Lifeless [Skybound Entertainment]