Skybound Games has announced that, following Telltale Games’ layoffs and imminent studio closure, they have reached a deal to continue developing The Walking Dead: The Final Season.
The news was announced at New York Comic-Con 2018, where Skybound Games stated that they will be working with members from the original staff working on The Walking Dead at Telltale to finish the story in a way the fans deserve. “We can’t lose Andrew Lincoln and Clementine in the same year,” said series co-creator Robert Kirkman in a Variety interview.
More details will be revealed later. If you’ve missed out on what’s happened so far, Telltale Studios announced on September 21 that they were beginning a majority studio closure, except for 25 skeleton staff who would stay on to “fulfill obligations”. However, layoffs continued, with several people from the 25 staff reporting their layoffs as well. The Walking Dead: The Final Season was also delisted from all digital storefronts on September 26.