505 Games will publish the next The Walking Dead game for Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC in 2016. Payday 2’s developer Overkill Software is managing the project, suggesting a co-op heist & killing spree approach.
According to Robert Kirkman, The Walking Dead creator, the studio will look to “create new characters, plots and story-arcs that will live in the ever expansive world of The Walking Dead graphic novel series.”
The game will be similar to Payday 2: “I can say that it will be Payday-esque because [Starbreeze and Overkill] are currently doing Payday,” Kirkman added. “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.”