News: Overkill (Payday Dev) working on co-op Walking Dead Game

Overkill posted news today that they are working on a co-op first person shooter set in the Walking Dead universe. This is probably going to be very much like L4D in that it’ll be 4 player co-op however the zombies will probably be closer to the enemies in Payday 2 in terms of difficulty to kill. There might also not be any “special zombies” but we shall see. Here it he Q&A posted on the PayDay group page:

 

Q: What is OVERKILL’s The Walking Dead?

A: OVERKILL’s The Walking Dead is 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. In 2016 Washington will fall – what will you do?

Q: When will OVERKILL’s The Walking Dead be released?

A: OVERKILL’s The Walking Dead is currently under development by OVERKILL – a Starbreeze Studio and will be released in 2016.
Q: On which platforms will OVERKILL’s The Walking Dead be available?
A: The platforms OVERKILL’s The Walking Dead will be released on are to be announced at a later date.

Q: What age rating will it have?

A: If you have read The Walking Dead comics, you will know that this game will be for mature audiences only. We are staying true to the original, gruesome storytelling that Robert is famous for and that we know that the fans of The Walking Dead love.

Q: Why do you call OVERKILL’s The Walking Dead an indie game?

A: For the first time ever Starbreeze Studios, one of Europe’s oldest independent developers, is both developer and publisher of a game. Starbreeze Studios is a relatively small developer studio consisting of 45 Starbreeze and OVERKILL game developers. Thanks to our success with the PAYDAY franchise along with our partnership with Skybound Interactive – the owners of The Walking Dead – we are able to cut out the middleman and have a direct relationship to our community, focusing on making the best game we possibly can together.

Q: Who will develop OVERKILL’s The Walking Dead?

A: OVERKILL – a Starbreeze Studio has partnered up with Robert Kirkman, the creator of The Walking Dead, and Skybound Interactive to create the most intense survival horror game we possibly can. OVERKILL, developers of the PAYDAY series, will be in charge of development and will have full creative control.

Q: I’m a PAYDAY 2 heister – how does this affect me?

A: PAYDAY 2 and OVERKILL’s The Walking Dead are two separate games – but, in true OVERKILL spirit, we’ll make some unprecedented crossovers. When Washington falls, what will Dallas do? If you own PAYDAY 2, you can answer this question in OVERKILL’s The Walking Dead.

Q: What’s the deal with the Lucille baseball bat in PAYDAY 2?

A: To commemorate the collaboration between the companies, an exclusive weapon, the “Lucille” baseball bat from The Walking Dead, will be offered to the PAYDAY 2 community for free to be used in-game in PAYDAY 2.

Q: Where can I go if I want to discuss this with others?

A: Please join our PAYDAY community and discuss OVERKILL’s The Walking Dead in our sub-forum which you can find here. http://steamcommunity.com/app/218620/discussions/

Q: What will happen with PAYDAY 2?

A: The development of PAYDAY 2 updates and DLC will proceed as planned. We have at least one year of planned content that we look forward to releasing to our community.

Q: What will happen with STORM?

A: As previously communicated, STORM is still on our road map.


Q: Where can I find more information?

A: Press releases with comments from both partners can be found herehttp://starbreeze.com/games/overkills-the-walking-dead/. You can visit the original teaser website here: http://overkillsoftware.com/whatsnext.

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