Payday Devs Making New Walking Dead Survival Horror Co-op FPS

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Starbreeze Studios has signed a deal with Skybound Interactive to develop and self-publish at least one new game based on The Walking Dead franchise, with more titles a future possibility as Starbreeze has long-term rights to the IP with plans “to expand the franchise into the next decade.”

Only one game has been announced so far, and it is called Overkill’s The Walking Dead, “a co-op first person shooter with elements of action, role-playing, survival horror and stealth, that invites players to explore the hugely popular The Walking Dead universe, where they will play the role of survivors fending for themselves in a post-apocalyptic world dominated by flesh-eating walkers.”

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Development is led by Starbreeze’s Overkill Software team in direct collaboration with The Walking Dead creator, Robert Kirkman. Overkill still has at least a year of planned updates and DLC in the works for Payday 2, which probably explains why the studio’s Walking Dead game won’t be available until 2016. Platforms have not yet been announced.

Once the game launches, expect some fun crossovers between Payday and The Walking Dead. Overkill has already announced that Lucille, the barbed wire-wrapped baseball bat used by Negan in The Walking Dead comics, will be added as a free in-game weapon for Payday 2.

Watch the reveal teaser for Overkill’s The Walking Dead below.

Source: Starbreeze AB and Skybound Interactive announce long-term partnership regarding The Walking Dead [Starbreeze Studios]

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