Walking Dead shooter trailer a fake

New video of Activision's The Walking Dead: Survival Instincts revealed to be gameplay footage pasted together by fan.

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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.

Discussion

65 comments
sykopat99
sykopat99

But what prevents an FPS from having a good and deep storyline?

bluefox755
bluefox755

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!

tgwolf
tgwolf

LOL...very appropriate choice of words, 'pasted together' if I know anything about fanmade trailers...*nod to YouTube*...

SirenAries
SirenAries

thank god that looked like a ps2 game.

radcrab123
radcrab123

Wait this game is made by the people that made kinect star wars? Better be cautious for this game

Metallicwolf29
Metallicwolf29

walking dead is such a good series, but its going to start tanking soon as it is getting more and more popular

WingChopMasta
WingChopMasta

Fake or not that was pretty awesome! This dude should be making those game trailers so a living! 

max-hit
max-hit

It doesn't take official announcement or experts to say it was a fake.

BladeStrike1234
BladeStrike1234

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.

SpiderRedNight
SpiderRedNight

"...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

Kingfish1982
Kingfish1982

"though it does use actual in-game footage."sounds like Activision just wants to run from some poor exposure...

wexorian
wexorian

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,

mr_azim
mr_azim

wasn't this supposed to come out in December?

 

Very low expectations for this one.

LandauTST
LandauTST

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.

02pheland
02pheland

the trailer is fake but the suck is real

001011000101101
001011000101101

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. 

Innos007666
Innos007666

Fake or not, Terminal Reality sux and they don't have any fair game.

Shame-usBlackley
Shame-usBlackley

Well, thank God it was fake, because it looked fvcking AWFUL.

Thanatos2k
Thanatos2k

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

deon99
deon99

ok, it's pieced together game play and it looked horrible.i still have zero interest in this game,Fake or not.

geelw
geelw

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...

Rednrol
Rednrol

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
Dasim64

Wow someone made a fake trailer. Imagine that.

Oozyrat
Oozyrat

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.)

DeadrisingX1
DeadrisingX1

If only this game was a fraud as well. I don't see much hope for this game with Activision behind the wheel.

Houtakiboy
Houtakiboy

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.

Tsuchikage
Tsuchikage

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.

Crossel777
Crossel777

Took them long enough to reply to this.   Do I smell a cover up? 

Psycold
Psycold

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. 

Cherokee_Jack
Cherokee_Jack

Yeah, I'm sure the only reason the game looked like dog shit is because the trailer wasn't professionally edited. 

JURGMANDR
JURGMANDR

yeah... what I've seen so far looks like shit. Terminal Reality had better get to work.

Nexozable
Nexozable

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.

xsonicchaos
xsonicchaos

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?

3v1LR0n1N
3v1LR0n1N

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.

vault-boy
vault-boy

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.

skeleton47
skeleton47

Of course its fake ,amaters buisnis!!!!!

twyz
twyz

That's a relief, because it looked like crap.

megadeth1117
megadeth1117

The "trailer" is fake, but that is actual gameplay.

SolidTy
SolidTy

Internet fraud claims. What's new in life? I always wait till release anyways.

jhunter28
jhunter28

Unless its from a different game its not fake. It still looks terrible

Jshaw71
Jshaw71

@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

DrKill09
DrKill09

 @Thanatos2k  Dead Island was awsome!

 

A lot better than that stinky turd Dead Rising.

Hurvl
Hurvl

 @Dasim64 Yeah, I totally have not seen a crap load of fake trailers for different rumored sequels on Youtube.

Threesixtyci
Threesixtyci

 @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.

MuddVader
MuddVader

 @DrKill09  @Thanatos2k  Dead Island had so much potential. It's a shame they didn't tap much of it. It needed a realism/hardcore mode.