It’s kind of ironic that the closure of Telltale games is playing out just like the games the studio became famous for, with news and developments coming out in episodes. The latest development in the story is that Telltale have cut some sort of deal with Skybound Games in order to finish up the story of The Walking Dead: The Final Season. The news came via a tweet by Skybound Games:
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 Entertainment was started by the original creator of The Walking Dead, Robert Kirkman and Skyboard Games is responsible for licencing and developing games that are associated with his work. According to an official statement by the company it has been involved with Telltale Walking Dead franchise from the start:
We’ve successfully negotiated with Telltale Games for our company Skybound to come in and see Season 4 of the Telltale game to completion. We can’t lose Andrew Lincoln and Clementine in the same year. One of our first projects at Skybound was Telltale’s The Walking Dead. It’s something we’ve been very closely involved in since it’s inception, a big piece of Skybound’s history, and a series that we hold dear to our hearts. After Telltale Games’ announcement, many fans were left wondering if they’d see the end of the saga they’d invested so much time in. This didn’t just affect us as partners—we were among those fans. Since Telltale’s closure notice, we’ve been spending long hours figuring out if we could help complete this game. And as of today, we are VERY pleased to announce that we are taking on the job of finishing The Walking Dead: The Final Season and seeing an end to Clem’s story line, while working with with members of the original Telltale team. We’re currently ironing out some of the details as this is a pretty major deal, so we’ll have more info on the who/what/where/when/how very soon as those details are finalized.
The details of the deal haven’t been provided yet, but it seems like some of the people who originally worked on it might be returning to the project, which is a good thing, even if it is just temporary. Hopefully, we’ll get more clarity on what the agreement entails in the next episode of this Telltale story.