Kirkman: Overkill’s The Walking Dead Will Be Payday-Like
Overkill's take on The Walking Dead is slowly coming together and now a cooperative online gameplay mode has been announced.
The good thing about Starbreeze and Overkill working on the game is, since they've worked together on Payday, they're learning what to and what not to do in the upcoming Walking Dead video game. Polygon reports that The Walking Dead creator, Robert Kirkman, announced at SXSW that the upcoming game will include cooperative online gameplay and started comparing it to Payday's.
"But I'm told it will be in a bigger world than Payday currently encompasses. They are going to be learning a lot of stuff from Payday that they will be incorporating into The Walking Dead game," Kirkman said.
Overkill's zombie apocalypse game was announced in August 2014, but since then, news about the game game has been kind of nonexistent. There was an announcement trailer that went along with its announcement to give fans some anticipation, but besides that we're basically just waiting for Starbreeze and Overkill to throw us a bone. However, Kirkman did promise that there would be announcements coming soon and in the meantime took the opportunity to explain why he thinks Skybound has been so good about making licensed games that aren't cheesey.
"One thing that we are doing, which I think is very cool about the Telltale game and the Starbreeze game and Air game is that they are all licensed games, and licensed games are usually somewhat crappy, but thankfully our's aren't," Kirkman explained. "The key I think, which is very important, is that we're not doing, 'Hey, it's Daryl Dixon running around shooting zombies, because you like Daryl Dixon.' Or 'It's Rick Grimes doing this because you like Rick Grimes.' We're telling our own stories and doing our own things almost as if they are original games."
For now, Skybound and Overkill Software will be taking their time with Overkill's The Walking Dead and we're hoping for a knockout, considering all the hype that it's put forward at SXSW.