New video of Activision's The Walking Dead: Survival Instincts revealed to be gameplay footage pasted together by fan.
The gameplay trailer for The Walking Dead: Survival Instincts published yesterday was in fact made by a fan and is not a genuine asset from Activision or developer Terminal Reality, though it does use actual in-game footage.
Activision community manager Dan Amrich explained on his blog that the video was created by a fan using footage from an IGN video preview of the game.
Amrich apologized for posting the video in the first place and for "being part of the misinformation and the constant problem of unreliable information found on the Internet."
The video, originally posted to a YouTube account that has since been deleted, caused a stir upon its release yesterday, with many gamers bemoaning its quality.
Survival Instincts was announced in July 2012 and is based on AMC's The Walking Dead TV series. It will be set in rural Georgia and focus on brothers Daryl and Merle Dixon. Players will be able to choose whether to confront the undead head-on or attempt to avoid detection.
Survival Instincts is currently in development at Terminal Reality. That studio's previous credits include Atari's Ghostbusters: The Video Game, as well as Majesco's BloodRayne and BloodRayne 2. The company's most recent release was Kinect Star Wars.
Survival Instincts is scheduled to arrive sometime in 2013 for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC.
I agree with the other guy, FPS just seem to fit, walking dead without story focus and emotional connections to characters? just mindless run and gunning? meh, color me skeptical!
LOL...very appropriate choice of words, 'pasted together' if I know anything about fanmade trailers...*nod to YouTube*...
@radcrab123 Just because it's being published by a creator that has made a few great games dosen't mean this one will be great as well, but play the game then judge, not jump to conclusions about a game by the devolpers pedigree
walking dead is such a good series, but its going to start tanking soon as it is getting more and more popular
The sad thing is they don't know what the Walking Dead is about. Its about the characters, relationships and survival, not running around shooting up hordes of zombies.
"...fan-made, though it uses actual footage from the game" is their way of saying "Crap, they hated it, let's change it up and blame the trailer on a fan". xD Either way, it already won't be as good as the Walking Dead GAME game
"though it does use actual in-game footage."sounds like Activision just wants to run from some poor exposure...
Rpg Season 1 Was good hope they continue that, as For this Crap that's called activision they won't be abble to Create good Zombie game,
This is kind of a relief. At least I know someone in the company wasn't stupid enough to just let this video go out on purpose to represent their product. Some concerns still remain, however time will tell what the actual finished product will be. Until then I'm not jumping to conclusions and just hoping for the best, but I guess you can still say I won't be surprised if I'm disappointed.
I don't think it was fake at all. They were simply surprised by the negative reception of the "trailer" and therefore quickly pulled it back and tried to cover it all up with this nonsense. Expect a delay shortly.
Oh no, it was using actual footage from the game?!?
That makes it better than some cinematic pre-rendered no-gameplay trailer made to trick you into thinking the game is better than it is.
LOOKING AT YOU DEAD ISLAND
@Thanatos2k Dead Island was awsome!
A lot better than that stinky turd Dead Rising.
ok, it's pieced together game play and it looked horrible.i still have zero interest in this game,Fake or not.
Some corrections here: Terminal Reality is developing the game. Activision is only PUBLISHING it. TR also has their own proprietary game engine and tools, so I don't think they'd use anything else but those. Other than that, I say wait until a more polished version of the game is shown, as it's never a good thing to judge a game so early in development. Of course, that won't stop people from wasting time speculating, but it would be nice if some of that wasted time was spent playing more games...
Wait so the trailer comes out, People dont like it, and now suddenly its a fake?How much did they pay that guy to pretend he made a fake video, when really they just wont admit they are now frantically trying to make their game look better for the next "trailer".
@Dasim64 Yeah, I totally have not seen a crap load of fake trailers for different rumored sequels on Youtube.
This is the one thing that I believe will be bad about the franchise. I randomly watched the first season slightly before the second season aired so I didn't know anything about the franchise (ie, I have not read the comic books - buying them all when the comics end). But I almost know for a fact they're amazing. The TV show is great, the Telltale game is awesome (my GOTY), and even the board game is a blast to play! It's nuts how so many things can be so good in a franchise, but I think when it's all done, this will be that one thing they would've been better without. (I could be wrong and it could be an amazing game, but I just don't see it happening. Would've been better if Telltale made a short series of the Dixon brothers between season one and two of their game.)
If only this game was a fraud as well. I don't see much hope for this game with Activision behind the wheel.
I do not have much hope for this game. The Telltale point and click alternative is fantastic. What I've seen of the FPS game is not.
@Houtakiboy It's funny that they never mention the Telltale version when they talk about games in the Talking Dead. It's either the Facebook flash game or this FPS that doesn't exist, yet.
It was spliced together using video footage from IGN's Up at Noon show. The game looks terrible at this point, though it's still pretty early in development.
I saw a video where the devs talk about the game and showed some footage and it honest to god looked worse than Homefront. You can bet Activision is still using the Havoc engine for this, and I would not be surprised if they used models and animation from Black Ops Zombies.
Yeah, I'm sure the only reason the game looked like dog shit is because the trailer wasn't professionally edited.
If 007 Legends being published by Activision taught me anything it's that this Walking Dead game will probably play out like a CoD game.
I can't wait to see a player get their face bit off only to have it regenerate just by hiding behind a tin can for 2 seconds.
You know what i think? Yhe trailer wasn't fake and when they clashed with the reaction of the public, they peed themselves. How the hell "is not a genuine asset from Activision or developer Terminal Reality, though it does use actual in-game footage"? How do you paste that information together, Makuch?
yeah the trailer sucked and felt very amateurish... and i had a feeling the gameplay was just what they showed in the IGN interview... the game still looks like it has some work. who knows how it'll turn out by the time its released though its. I personally dont care I look forward to this First Person Survival game.
Ya, its really gameplay but its from an unfinished game. Most people don't get that in a development studio they are working their asses off until the final deadline and no game is ever published with a development team feeling like they did everything they wanted to do for the game. With a game finishing about 6 weeks before it ships (in most cases) and no set release date as of yet I don't see this game leaving development for AT LEAST 3 months which is a lot of time to polish up the gameplay/graphics/etc. I'm not saying this is going to be a good or a bad game, I'm just saying put down your fucking torches until we can know for sure.
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