Overkill’s The Walking Dead console releases have seen a delay, pushing the game to a February 2019 release.
Overkill’s The Walking Dead has been kicking around for a while. The game was announced a couple E3s ago, it essentially pitching a Left 4 Dead-like set in the universe of The Walking Dead. It’s seen several delays thus far, but the idea of the Payday 2 developer taking on a game like this certainly still has promise. They make exciting co-op first-person shooters, so there should be something here.
Sadly, it is going to be seeing one more, hopefully, final delay. Oddly though, the delay will only be for consoles. It’s been announced that Overkill’s The Walking Dead for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One is now set for February 6th, 2019 (February 8th, 2019, outside of North America), while the PC version will still land on November 6th, 2018. The developer has done similar things in the past, with initial releases of Payday 2 going to PC first. It seems safe to bet the game was built with PC in mind if it is coming so much earlier.
The strategy of PC first and console after has been prevalent this year in the co-op first-person genre, with Total Warhammer: Vermintide 2 employing the strategya few months back. It’s rare for a developer to push back just console release exclusively after it’s been announced, but this move can certainly work. At the end of the day, delays make for better games and a new co-op zombie game set in The Walking Dead universe could be a great time. Here’s hoping the game comes together for everyone now.