Starbreeze AB, the company behind the StarVR head-mounted display (HMD), has announced the delay of OVERKILL’s The Walking Dead until 2018.
In an official statement Starbreeze CEO Bo Andersson Klint said: “Together with the development team for OVERKILL’s The Walking Dead, we have decided to extend the production schedule so that the title reaches its full potential and drive our original vision a further step. Together with Skybound Entertainment, we are fully dedicated to releasing an unforgettable experience for fans around the world and then continuing to support it with high quality content in coming years. ”
OVERKILL’s The Walking Dead was first unveiled at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), Los Angeles, back in June 2015, and since then Starbreeze Studios has frequently showcased the title at numerous events.
The popular TV series The Walking Dead series, created by Robert Kirkman, began in 2010, and OVERKILL – a Starbreeze Studio – decided to create an immersive co-op title based on that universe, exploring new exclusive characters and storylines.
Additionally, the studio has announced Starstream by Starbreeze, an exclusive live-streamed event taking place on 10th May. Broadcast on Twitch starting 9am PST /12pm EST/ 6pm CEST, it’ll feature first looks and previews, in depth interviews and more on OVERKILL’s The Walking Dead, PAYDAY 2, System Shock 3, Psychonauts 2, Dead by Daylight and a panel titled “Veterans of the Industry” featuring Warren Spector, Tim Schafer and Bo Andersson.
This week also saw Starbreeze reveal a collaboration with RED Games to bring multiplayer VR experience THE RAFT to StarVR.
With OVERKILL’s The Walking Dead postponed until the second half of 2018, the exact launch date is unknown. As further details are released VRFocus will bring you the latest updates.