It seems that the long-delayed console port of Overkill’s The Strolling Lifeless has formally (and quietly) been canceled. Phrase of the cancellation began spreading after emails supposedly from Sony started making the rounds to those that preordered. This comes after the difficulty sport was delayed indefinitely again in January 2019.
As of proper now, this information is particularly regarding the PlayStation four launch, however it stands to purpose that the Xbox One launch could be canceled, as effectively. Nonetheless, neither Sony nor Starbreeze have but to make an official announcement on this. Hopefully, we’ll get extra clear info on this complete scenario quickly.
This information shouldn’t essentially be stunning, as writer Starbreeze has been in hassle from the second Overkill’s The Strolling Lifeless launched on PC. It was basically useless on arrival, with low preliminary gross sales inflicting Starbreeze to reassess its prices. Nonetheless, issues solely obtained worse from there. Not solely did Starbreeze file for reconstruction, CEO Bo Andersson additionally stepped down. Starbreeze’s workplaces have been later raided over insider buying and selling suspicions.
It positively appears that Overkill’s The Strolling Lifeless has been troubled from the beginning. Following the disastrous launch, studies got here out concerning the rocky improvement historical past of this sport. As well as, it seems that Starbreeze has been on shaky floor for years now, with quite a few cases of ill-advised spending.
It’s presently unknown what is going to finally occur with Starbreeze. The writer just lately offered the rights to the upcoming System Shock three again to OtherSide Leisure. The (potential) cancellation of this console port doesn’t bode effectively for the corporate, both, although it does have the rather more profitable Payday franchise on its fingers.