Activision Cancels PC Version of Walking Dead: Survival Instinct

By Luke Caulfield , Updated Feb 20, 2013 12:47 PM EST

According Activision's Greek distributor I.G.E, the Walking Dead: Survival Instinct will no longer be released on PC.

The company shared the news via their facebook page, telling fans, "Activision has announced that the PC version of The Walking Dead: Survival Instict is being cancelled. However, the game will be coming to PS3, XBOX 360 and WII U."

The game's most recent trailer didn't feature the Windows logo or any reference to a PC release. Of course, many publishers don't confirm PC ports for aimed at the console market until close to the game's release. Activision has given no reason for the decison to cancel the game.

Audiences haven't been too receptive to what's been seen of Survival Instinct thus far, especially after a fan-made trailer left a bad taste in fans' mouths. Even the news that actors Michael Rooker and Norman Reedus would reprise their roles as the Dixon Brothers hasn't been enough to help drum up interest. As big as anticipation for the show may be, it's not translating over to excitement for the game adaptation.

Telltale seems to have taken the Walking Dead crown, leaving little more than brain crumbs for Survival Instinct's zombies to lap up. After being nominated, and winning "game of the year" from numerous publications, Activision has some serious catching up to do.

Survival Instinct will serve as a prequel to the events of The Walking Dead TV show. It follows the Dixon brothers as they embark on a "haunting, unforgiving quest to make their way to the supposed safety of Atlanta." It's slated for a March 29th release.

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