Amid all of the chaos caused by the virtual collapse of Telltale Games, the future of the company’s flagship Walking Dead series has been up in the air.
Now though, we’ve got some clarity, with a tweet by the owners of the franchise stating that they will be finishing and publishing the final season internally.
We’re SO happy to announce that we’ve reached a deal with @telltalegames that will allow Skybound to continue #TheWalkingDead: The Final Season! Let’s wrap up Clem’s story right! More details to come soon. pic.twitter.com/ShyREw65iq
— Skybound Games (@skyboundgames) October 7, 2018
Skybound Games may not be a household name, being the recently established game development arm of Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman’s company, Skybound Entertainment, but a tweet by its head of publishing Ian Howe suggested that the intention is to hire the original dev team to complete the series. “We don’t believe the game can be properly completed by anyone other than members of the original team,” he said.
It’s news that’s sure to make gamers across the world very happy, and should give recently fired Telltale staff members the chance to sign off with a flourish.
No release date was given, with Skybound Games only saying that more information would be coming soon.