PayDay: The Heist developer Overkill Software’s upcoming game, The Walking Dead, will include co-operative online gameplay, and will borrow some ideas from PayDay. Speaking at the SXSW panel, The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman said:
I can say that it will be Payday-esque because [Starbreeze and Overkill] are currently doing Payday. 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 also said that there will be announcements regarding the game soon.
In case you’re worried that a game based on a television series might turn out to be crappy, Kirkman has reassured us that this won’t be the case. He said that Overkill will be telling its own story as if The Walking Dead is an original game.
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.
Kirkman went on to say that a lot of licensed games are lackluster because release dates are set in stone. “We’ll just push things back and make it good,” he said.
Are you looking forward to The Walking Dead?