After the recent and surprise lay-offs and closure of Telltale Games, outside of a handful of remaining skeleton staff still working, all of the studio's current projects were all but officially cancelled. Including the Final Season of the studio's flagship adventure game series The Walking Dead - which only recently began.
Turns out that the current season won't be ending abruptly after all, with Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman and his company Skybound taking over development and publishing of The Walking Dead: The Final Season. Which might be the reason why the game was recently removed from sale - temporarily. As Skybound is more a traditional production company than game developer, where recently it has opened a game division, plans include recruiting original memberd of the Telltale team that worked on The Walking Dead to complete the season.
“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 said at New York Comic-Con over the weekend. “We can’t lose Andrew Lincoln and Clementine in the same year.”
Although good news for fans of the game series, it does come following the rather abrupt way Telltale let go the majority of its staff without warning or severance. So much so that a class lawsuit is currently being filed for those affected.