Last month OVERKILL’s The Walking Dead was delayed out of nowhere, spurring rumors of the publisher choosing to sit on the title for the foreseeable future. Considering we had Resident Evil 2, Kingdom Hearts III, Metro Exodus, Crackdown 3, The Division 2, Anthem, Rico, Dead or Alive and honestly a bunch of other titles, plus the fact it did release on PC, this seemed like the likely reason. However, according to Sony, there might be more to this than meets the eye.
Today a number of users have reported getting an alert from Sony saying their preorder of OVERKILL’s The Walking Dead has been cancelled. The message, found above, claims the publisher has cancelled the title and as a result, Sony is refunding preorders.
No reason was given as to why the title got cancelled, but it does come as a surprise. Despite less than impressive review scores, with the Metacritic average being 51 and the user rating being only slightly higher, it was more due to problems with connection and roadmap, than the game itself being bad. This makes sense, since the demo we got to play at E3 was certainly fun, albeit a fair bit too easy to lose.
Considering the performance concerns on the PC version, it’s entirely possible the team faced more problems with the console version and deemed it impossible to continue. It’s also possible that only the PlayStation 4 version was cancelled, as there are currently only reports of Sony refunding money. Only time will tell but given the overall popularity of the franchise and multiple other less than impressive games, hopefully they’ll figure out what they did wrong and possibly consider doing a console version. However, right now it seems like this is the end but at least PlayStation 4 owners have Days Gone to look forward to in April.