Skybound Games will finish the final season of Telltale’s The Walking DeadOctober 7, 2018
The final season of Telltale Games’ The Walking Dead game will be completed. The failed studio reached a deal with Skybound Games to finish the season, the development of which was halted when the studio laid off most of its employees at the end of September.
At New York City Comic Con, Kirkman told a panel that his company had come to a deal with Telltale to complete the story. According to Variety, Skybound will work with “members of the original Telltale team to finish the story,” although that hasn’t been finalized yet.
In a tweet, Skybound Games — the gaming division of Skybound Media, which was founded by The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman, confirmed that it will wrap up Clem’s story, and that it will have more details soon.
In September, the company abruptly laid off approximately 250 of its employees, several months after co-founder and former CEO Kevin Bruner sued the company and after reports of the studio’s toxic culture surfaced. In the aftermath of the layoffs, the studio said that it was working to find a new studio to complete the season of the game, which just launched last month. The studio shortly thereafter pulled the final season from retailers.