Les choses n’allaient pas bien du tout pour la récente adaptation en FPS coop de The Walking Dead, voilà que la situation s’aggrave encore plus. Très mécontent de la qualité du jeu, pourtant une assez prometteuse déclinaison du bien connu Payday mais déclinaison qui déçoit vraiment beaucoup de gens depuis sa sortie, le détenteur des droits de The Walking Dead, Skybound, a arrêté toute collaboration avec Starbreeze. Dont l’avenir déjà bien sombre s’assombrit soudain encore un peu plus.

Moins de six mois après sa parution, le jeu vient a priori d’être retiré de la vente sur Steam, en attendant semble-t-il que Skybound trouve un nouveau studio pour réparer ce qui peut l’être.

Il y a un mois environ la version PS4 du jeu avait déjà été repoussée à une date ultérieure, autrement dit quasi annulée. La saison 2 promise aux joueurs ayant déjà acquis le jeu pourrait toutefois elle arriver dans quelques temps.

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OVERKILL’s The Walking Dead expected to be unavailable for purchase on Steam due to disagreement with licence holder

STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN (February 27, 2019) – Skybound, the license holder of OVERKILL’s The Waling Dead, has filed a license related complaint with the main digital distribution platform for the Starbreeze game OVERKILL’s The Walking Dead. As a consequence, the product is expected to be removed from new purchases on Steam within a near future. Starbreeze and Skybound are in discussions about the agreement and Starbreeze is trying to resolve the issue to find an amicable solution with the ambition to finish and deliver season 2 of the game, as previously communicated.

“We are deeply sorry for the issues this may cause anyone who has bought the game looking forward to the resolution of Season 2 and are working urgently to attempt to resolve the issue. Please keep an eye on the official OTWD channels for further news,” said Mikael Nermark, Acting CEO Starbreeze.

For more information, please contact:
Pia Rosin, Interim Head of Investor Relations, Starbreeze AB
Tel: +46(0)8-209 208, email: ir@starbreeze.com

This information is information that Starbreeze AB is obliged to make public pursuant to the EU Market Abuse Regulation. The information was submitted for publication, through the agency of the contact person set out above, at 08.50 CET on 27 February, 2019.

About Starbreeze

Starbreeze is an independent developer, creator, publisher and distributor of PC and console targeting the global market, with studios in Stockholm, Barcelona, Paris, Bangalore and Dehradun. Housing the smash hit IP PAYDAY, Starbreeze develops games based on proprietary and third-party rights, both in-house and in partnership with external game developers. Starbreeze shares are listed on Nasdaq Stockholm under the tickers STAR A and STAR B with the ISIN-codes SE0007158928 (A share) and SE0005992831 (B share). Starbreeze announced via a press release on December 3, 2018 that the company, including certain subsidiaries, entered into reconstruction. For more information, please visit starbreeze.com

An Update on Overkill’s The Walking Dead

Today Skybound Entertainment released the following statement:

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.

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