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Starbreeze delays release of Overkill’s The Walking Dead from TBA 2016 to Q3/Q4 2017


The new year has claimed its first victim as Starbreeze has decided to delay the launch of Overkill’s The Walking Dead, a Payday-esque shooter based on the popular comic series. Originally set to be completed sometime this year, the game will now be released for the PC, PS4, and Xbox One during the second half of 2017.

According to Starbreeze, a recent investment agreement with Korean developer Smilegate is the cause for the delay. Smilegate will offer Starbreeze a portal into the Asian games market, and the developer has decided to hold back the release of Overkill’s The Walking Dead for a year so they can expand the scope of the game.

In return, Starbreeze will produce a “premium co-op first person shooter” based on Smilegate’s CrossFire, a free-to-play shooter described as “one of the top grossing online games worldwide.” This new version of CrossFire will be exclusive to the PC and is being designed to appeal to a Western audience.

I’ve got to admit, this is the first time I’ve ever heard of CrossFire.

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