The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman's company, Skybound Games, has confirmed it's picked up the rights to complete The Walking Dead: The Final Season.
Last week, Telltale Games laid off the vast majority of its staff, with those affected reportedly including the entire team working on the still-incomplete final season of The Walking Dead. In light of that news, it's unsurprising to learn that the game has now been removed from sale on digital stores.
The downfall of Telltale, maker of The Walking Dead episodic series of games, sent shockwaves rippling through the video game industry. Over 200 people lost their jobs in one fell swoop. That's shocking enough, but here's the kicker: Telltale let these people go without giving them severance pay. This means hundreds of staff will struggle to pay rent, mortgages, or perhaps even feed their families. According to one former member of the team, some started at Telltale as recently as a week ago, and some of those people have children. At least one relocated across the country. The situation is heartbreaking.
When mass layoffs at Telltale Games were confirmed last week, questions remained about the fate of its currently ongoing final season of The Walking Dead, and whether it would reach its conclusion. The developer now says that it's "actively working towards" finishing remaining episodes.
Voice actor Melissa Hutchinson, who plays Telltale's The Walking Dead's Clementine, has posted a tribute to her TellTale colleagues after the studio confirmed it was closing down.
UPDATE: Following reports of significant lay-offs at Telltale Games and potential closure of the studio, the developer has now responded in an official statement:
The final season of Telltale's The Walking Dead is working to its conclusion, and the six year adventure of Clementine is coming to an end. She has been a fan favourite from the start, and over the years we've seen her grow from a nervous first-grader to a mature young woman. Her character development is unprecedented in games and now, with the end to her story fast approaching, Clementine has taken her place among the great female protagonists.
Telltale Games feels midway through a transition period. Last year saw it gain a new CEO and shed a huge percentage of its workforce, as it slimmed down its ever-running factory line of episodic games.
In a bit of a first for episodic game developer Telltale, the company has revealed release dates for all four instalments of its latest, and final, season of The Walking Dead games.
Telltale Games has launched its rather nifty new online Story Builder tool for The Walking Dead, enabling you to relive key moments and remake old choices from previous series entries, ready to import into The Walking Dead: The Final Season when it launches on August 14th.
Telltale Games' long-running The Walking Dead adventure series is nearly at an end, with its final season due to begin on August 14th. And if you're in anyway invested in the plight of protagonist Clementine, you might like to know that you can play the first 15 minutes on Xbox One and PS4 right now.
Telltale has shared the opening 15 minutes of The Walking Dead: The Final Season.
After dozens of series and countless episodes, Telltale Games is finally set to replace its aging game engine.
There's more bad news for Telltale, the company behind the Walking Dead and Minecraft: Story Mode series of adventure games, with its ex-boss suing the company.
Telltale's The Walking Dead: The Final Season launches on 14th August for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, with a Nintendo Switch edition set for later this year.
Telltale Games is bringing every episode of its The Walking Dead series to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in a single box, with new visual enhancements.
It is, as ever, a busy time for Telltale Games. This year the studio finished Batman's first season and Walking Dead's third, released Guardians of the Galaxy's first season and then Minecraft's and Batman's second. Oh, and it announced Batman season one on Switch. Phew!