Overkill’s Take On The Walking Dead Is A Cooperative FPS Coming To Xbox One In 2016
Little is known about Overkill’s take on The Walking Dead, though the studio has just confirmed that it’ll be launching on Xbox One, PC and PS4 in 2016.
The Payday 2 studio is taking the hugely popular Robert Kirkman comic franchise and adapting it into a new cooperative first-person shooter set within the canon of the comic series.
Overkill is promising to deliver a completely new co-op experience in the established Walking Dead-universe, so expect to see new characters and storylines show up, much like Telltale’s approach to tackling the IP.
505 Games, which also handled Payday: The Heist and Payday 2, will publish The Walking Dead.
“505 Games partnering with us on the console publishing for Overkill’s The Walking Dead will streamline the distribution and marketing of the title in the traditional space and on the digital console marketplace. Having worked together before on the successful Payday franchise, we are certain this will be a fruitful collaboration,” said Bo Andersson Klint, CEO of Starbreeze Studios.
The Walking Dead is set to launch in 2016, and we’re excited to learn more. We’ve been desperate for something to fill the Left 4 Dead gap in our hearts for some time now.