A new Walking Dead game is in development by Payday studio Overkill, franchise creator Robert Kirkman has announced.
Kirkman published an announcement post on the Payday 2 Steam community page, expressing his excitement over the collaboration.
"I’m a huge fan of what Overkill and Starbreeze have been able to do with Payday 2," he said.
"It’s just an amazing co-operative game and I’m excited to be able to announce that Skybound is partnering with Overkill to make a Walking Dead game. I’m happy to say that it’s the co-op game that all of the Walking Dead fans have been waiting for."
Publisher Starbound later confirmed the project is currently scheduled for a 2016 release.
"The collaboration between Starbreeze Studios and our partner Skybound Interactive will deliver something uniquely exciting for our millions of fans," Starbreeze CEO Bo Andersson Klint said.
"We’re two independents joining forces to create the ultimate survival horror game. With Robert on the team, we will bring The Walking Dead into the world of first-person shooter co-op games. It will be gameplay focused, ferocious and bring chaos to the traditional industry model — from us developers straight to you. This time it’s big — don’t walk alone."
Here’s the new teaser trailer: