Starbreeze, one of Sweden’s leading independent game developers, announced its console publishing agreement with Digital Bros owned subsidiary 505 Games. The agreement covers next-gen console adaptations of Overkill’s The Walking Dead for the lifetime of the product.
Once on the market, Starbreeze is entitled to royalties of console sales from Overkill’s The Walking Dead. The collaboration will also support Starbreeze in its intended commercialization on other platforms and media.
Overkill’s The Walking Dead, based on the hugely popular The Walking Dead-series created by Robert Kirkman, is currently under development by Overkill – A Starbreeze Studio. The game will deliver a completely new co-op experience to The Walking Dead-universe, exploring new characters and storylines.
/// Statement | Bo Andersson Klint, CEO — Starbreeze
“Partnering with 505 Games partner with us on the console publishing for ‘Overkill’s The Walking Dead’ will streamline the distribution and marketing of the title in the traditional space and on the digital console marketplace. Having worked together before on the successful PayDay-franchise, we are certain this will be a fruitful collaboration.”
/// Statement | Raphael Galante, CEO — Digital Bros
“In the last few years Starbreeze has demonstrated an incredible capability for not only delivering great games but doing so profitably.” Raphael Galante, CEO of Digital Bros commented “We believe that ‘Overkill’s The Walking Dead’ represents a huge opportunity to duplicate, even eclipse the success PayDay 2 has enjoyed in the last few years by leveraging the existing business relationship between our two companies.”
Overkill’s The Walking Dead is slated for a 2016 release. The game is developed for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.