The saga of Telltale Games’ Walking Dead series may have a happy resolution for all the fans left wondering, in the wake of the company’s mass layoffs last month, if they’d ever get to see the end of Clemetine’s story.
Skybound Games, a division of TWD creator Robert Kirkman’s Skybound Entertainment, has picked up The Walking Dead: The Final Season after the financially troubled Telltale laid off its development team, a move that would have effectively closed the door on the four-episode series midway through its release schedule.
Variety reports that Skybound has retained the original team of Telltale developers who’d already been working on The Final Season, which will allow fans to experience the final two episodes as their creators intended.
Skybound posted news of the agreement to Twitter Saturday, promising more details to come.
Telltale has released four main “seasons” of The Walking Dead. “Done Running,” the first episode in the current Final Season cycle, was released Aug. 14, just a month before Telltale stopped working on the series. Two final episodes, “Broken Toys” and “Take Us Back,” had originally been scheduled to release on Nov. 6 and Dec. 18, respectively.
First launched in 2012 and continuing through The Final Season, Telltale’s Walking Dead series has received consistently high praise from gamers and critics for its narrative maturity. In addition to The Walking Dead, the company developed other episode-based and standalone games for franchises including Game of Thrones, Guardians of the Galaxy, Batman, and Jurassic Park.