The Swedish Starbreeze Studios is difficult: last year, he changed the CEO and called for "reconstruction" – a bankruptcy procedure. In February, the company returned the rights to publish the game System Shock 3 developers and this week Skybound Games broke one of the Skybound Entertainment studio produced by The Walking Dead by Robert Kirkman. As a result, Overkill's The Walking Dead shooter will be removed from Steam and will not appear on the console. Game support has almost stopped.
"We broke the Starbreeze contract and Overkill's The Walking Dead- – He wrote a Skybound representative. – The creators and the stories they created are the most important part of Skybound. Since 2014, we have created a shooter-cooperative shooter between The Walking Dead in the world. We actively helped Starbreeze solve many problems with the game, but ultimately the quality of Overkill's The Walking Dead does not meet promises. [Starbreeze] and our standards. We offer you deep insights about our fans. Skybound is disappointed as in the game. Our company still strives to achieve quality quality content and take into account other options for generating games of this intellectual property. "
Overkill's The Walking Dead is one of the main problems of Starbreeze (although the difficulties began a lot earlier, they avoided the dangerous strategy of Bo Andersson). The game was released on November 6, 2018, a second gameplay, AI and balance problems, many technical defects and some important functions (such as voice chat). Metacritic's score was only 51 points higher than 100. After overwhelmingly, Overkill Software made a lot of trouble, without any of the engines, and it ended with inexperienced personnel. On January 1, 2019, the game company was very modest, with $ 3.7 million. Because the loss of the Starbreeze project suffered serious losses, it had an amount of $ 136 million in the last quarter of 2018.
The Swedes tried to save the game: last week the company assured that the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions were not suspended, but they were delayed. However, work continued on the content of the second season at the end of November. In a note on the official website, publishers may receive customers in the near future, although the shooter is not sold at Steam (current owners may continue to download and download updates).
Last week, Starbreez extended a "reconstruction" period in June. The other day, Tim Schaefer's Double Production (Tim Schaefer) Double Production Director hoped the company would not leave the Psychonauts 2 publication ($ 8 million in action adventure publishing costs). We still do not know the difficulties that will affect the development of Payday 3, as announced in May 2016. Perhaps the company's attitude will direct THQ to Nordic, according to rumors, considering the purchase.
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