Update: 505 Games did not reply to a request for comment but did share a tweet which said the console versions had not been canceled. We just wanted to clear the position on the OVERKILL's The Dead Dead on console and confirm that the game has not been canceled, purely postponed whilst development is on-going. We will share further news as soon as possible.
– 505 Games (@ 505_Games) February 20, 2019 Original Story:
Overkill's The Walking Dead is no longer releasing on the PlayStation 4, an apparent cancellation which calls the Xbox One's release into question as well
Reports of the game's cancellation first surfaced from a user who said they'd received an email from Sony regarding a pre-order for Overkill's The Walking Dead the game from Overkill Software which features a new adventure in The Walking Dead's universe. According to the email which was reddit user they received, the user was thanked for pre-ordering the game on the PlayStation 4 before the email explained that the PlayStation 4 release was canceled.
"The publisher has notified us that the game is canceled, ”the email shown below said. “As a result, we have with the current pre-order from the PlayStation Store and will cancel all pre-orders. You will receive a refund to your original payment source within 6-7 business days. ”
I guess that's that from r / OverkillsTWD
Since the email user reportedly is received from Sony, it does not mention any other platforms. The games have already been released on the PC platform, though the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions were still supposed to be on the way. We've reached out to 505 Games, the publisher for the console versions, to receive a comment or confirmation about the cancellation.
Overkill's The Walking Dead hasn t been confirmed, the game has some history which would be one to believe the reports of a console cancellation. In January, it was announced that Starbreeze, one of the publishers' action the release of Overkill's The Walking Dead said it would be evaluating and reviewing the performance of the game and confirmed the console releases would be delayed in the meantime.
That announcement followed another delay which applied solely to the console versions where overkill software was released on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One sometime in 2019. It was released on November 6th for the PC platform as planned, though it launched to poor reception from players. Starbreeze also filed for reconstruction of the PC version of the game
We've reached out to 505 Games for a comment on the alleged cancellation and will update here as more information is revealed.