Skybound ‘sorry’ about Overkill’s The Strolling Lifeless, pulls sport from Steam
[Replace: Overkill’s The Strolling Lifeless has been pulled from Steam and is now not accessible to new consumers. In a February 27 assertion, Starbreeze stated it is at present “in discussions” with the sport’s license holder, Skybound Leisure. “Starbreeze is making an attempt to resolve the difficulty to search out an amicable resolution with the ambition to complete and ship season 2 of the sport, as beforehand communicated.”]
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 adequate to face out in right now’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 had been “postponed” so Starbreeze might reevaluate.
“Our creators and their tales are the core of Skybound, and since 2014 we’ve labored arduous to broaden the world of The Strolling Lifeless into an distinctive Co-op Motion FPS,” the corporate stated right now in an announcement. “We did our greatest to work with Starbreeze and resolve many points that we noticed with the sport, however finally Overkill’s The Strolling Lifeless didn’t meet our requirements neither is it the standard that we had been promised. We’re exceedingly sorry to our followers and share their disappointment within the sport.”
Skybound promised it could “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, it is a feel-bad scenario by and thru.
An Replace on Overkill’s The Strolling Lifeless [Skybound Entertainment]