Telltale's The Walking Dead Will Be Finished By Another Company

Skybound Games will complete Season 4 of Telltale's The Walking Dead, the company announced today. Skybound Games is part of the company behind The Walking Dead comics, which Telltale's adaptation is based on.

"We're SO happy to announce that we've reached a deal with Telltale Games that will allow Skybound to continue The Walking Dead: The Final Season," the company tweeted today, promising "more details to come soon."

According to a statement from Skybound, the company will work with people from the original The Walking Dead team to finish the series. "Skybound will work with members of the original Telltale team to finish the story in a way the fans deserve," it said.

Earlier this week, Kotaku reported that Telltale was in talks with potential partners on a deal that would see another company hire some of its former employees to finish episodes 3 and 4 of the game's final season, both of which were already well into development according to two sources.

This appears to be the culmination of that effort, although many of the details surrounding it remain unclear.

The second episode of Telltale's episodic series released on September 25, but the fate of the final episodes has been up in the air since Telltale announced the closure of its studio on September 21, letting go over 200 staff members without severance.


Comments

    It looks like Skybound Games has primarily acted as a publisher or been credited for licensed works based on Kirkman's comics. Does it actually have any developers, or does this effectively represent the license being revoked?

    Guys, have the ads always taken up so much space between comments and articles?

      If you're on your mobile it's the worst.
      Also annoying when sometimes it decides to load the ad section twice and in some cases loads it 3 or 4 times and you have to scroll for ages to get to the comments

        It's the fucking worst. Forces me to scroll down with arrows, if I try scrolling down with the mouse wheel, it triggers the ad displaying behaviour a thousand times. And if I try to scroll down as fast as I can, I go straight past the comment section into another mire of auto-displaying ads. If I'm not looking carefully, I may not even know whether I'm above or below the comments.

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          It's getting to the point where I'm going to stop visiting Kotaku all together. As I type this comment I've got rows and rows of ads between the article and the comments. An ad to the left for an ASUS Zenbook, and an ad across the bottom of my browser for Lego Friends.
          I understand they need ads to make the site profitable. But there's a point and it's gone beyond that.

          Of course. My phone adblocker isn't currently working. That explains it.

      Just use an ad blocker on sites like this which use annoying and intrusive ads mid article.

    It took two people to write this?

      They've clearly moved to a 'one author per developer' setup for games articles.

    Can they handball The Wolf Among Us 2 to someone else too please? Was pretty sad to hear that wasn't going to get finished.

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