Struggling studio Starbreeze released Overkill's The Walking Dead late last year on PC where it was panned by both critics and audiences alike. Based on Starbreeze's financial issues that were made public earlier this year, it was revealed that development on the Left 4 Dead-style shooter was not only troubled but the game itself was rushed and cobbled together in order to meets its release date.
And with the console versions of the game still missing in action it seems that Skybound Entertainment, and the owners of The Walking Dead, have seen the writing on the wall. With the following statement released today.
As of today, we have terminated our contract with Starbreeze Studios and will discontinue all efforts on OVERKILL’S THE WALKING DEAD. Our creators and their stories are the core of Skybound, and since 2014 we have worked hard to expand the world of The Walking Dead into an exceptional Co-op Action FPS. We did our best to work with Starbreeze and resolve many issues that we saw with the game, but ultimately OVERKILL’S THE WALKING DEAD did not meet our standards nor is it the quality that we were promised. We are exceedingly sorry to our fans and share their disappointment in the game. We remain dedicated to providing our fans with the most premium quality content we can offer, and will continue to look for alternative video game options for the IP.
As to the future of the game coming to consoles, it seems pretty clear. But this probably also means that it might also get pulled from PC in the near future too. Overkill's The Walking Dead is still available to purchase via Steam - where its most recent patch dropped February 14.