Overkill’s The Walking Dead’s console versions have been postponed

Starbreeze Studios has announced that the console versions of Overkill’s The Walking Dead have been postponed indefinitely.

They announced the news in a drastically short statement on their website, which simply read:

“Starbreeze has decided to postpone the release date from its original February 2019 date, further information regarding the future release will be announced at a later date.”

The console versions of the troubled co-op first-person shooter were scheduled to launch on PS4 and Xbox One next month, but this news sees the game postponed indefinitely, and I wouldn’t be surprised if it never saw the light of day. This follows the rather disastrous launch of The Walking Dead on PC back in November, where it received very mediocre reviews and saw its player count plummet quickly, dropping out of the Steam Top 100 before the end of the month.

The fact that the PC release flopped caused internal problems for Starbreeze Studios, who went on to announce a need to cut costs before they undertook a company reconstruction—which resulted in the firing of its CEO, Bo Andersson—as they tried to save themselves from bankruptcy.

This news does little to convince people that things are getting any better for Starbreeze Studios, with an indefinite postponement indicating that things are slowly getting worse.

Chris is our resident FPS-obsessed football fanatic who, when not playing an FPS or FIFA, can probably be found spending the odd 100 hours or so building his perfect farm on Stardew Valley. Chris comes to you with a hint of cynicism and plenty of sarcasm.

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