Skybound says,“We’ve successfully negotiated with Telltale Games for our company Skybound to come in and see Season 4 of the Telltale game to completion,” Kirkman told an audience at New York Comic-Con Saturday night. “We can’t lose Andrew Lincoln and Clementine in the same year.”
TellTale abruptly let go of nearly all of their employees save for a “skeleton crew” of 25 employees which were meant to stay and finish either The Walking Dead or the Minecraft: Story Mode adaption for Netflix but were also let go just a few days ago. Thankfully many other larger companies have offered the employees jobs at their business.
A few days after the layoffs and employee filed a class action lawsuit for everyone who was laid off, they stated that Telltale violated several state and federal laws because of the lack of notice.
The good news is that “The Walking Dead: The Final Season” will be released. A company named Skybound swooped in and saved the day. The “Walking Dead” creator and founder of Skybound will be taking over development and publishment of the game. They hope to keep the original development crew together so the game can continue as planned but there are no release dates for the new episodes yet.
“We’re currently ironing out some of the details as this is a pretty major deal, so we’ll have more info on the who/what/where/when/how very soon as those details are finalized,” the studio said.
“We appreciate your patience during this process. Thank you to the fans for being so supportive of this series and vocal about wanting to see Clementine’s story continue! We’re going to do right by you (and also for ourselves, because WE want to play it too!).”
I am personally very upset at this because it means no season 2 of The Wolf Among us, which was also in production during the time of the layoffs. What was your favorite Telltale game? Let me know in the comments below!