Now, series creator Robert Kirkman says he's hiring Telltale's Walking Dead team on to finish the adventure series.
The notice that the final season of The Walking Dead will actually see the light of day may be reassuring to fans, but it's probably cold comfort to the more than 250 employees Telltale laid off at the end of last month with no notice or severance. More than 200 people lost their jobs at Telltale, and a portion of them were working on The Walking Dead. Skybound will work with members of the original Telltale team to finish the story in a way the fans deserve. According to Skybound, answers will come in due course.
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It's unclear if Kirkman plans to continue the game series through his own studio in the future or if this will be a one time venture to complete Clementine's story. Speaking to the entire Walking Dead universe, Kirkman said "Come on, we can't lose Andrew Lincoln and Clementine in the same year", referring to the AMC drama's much publicized approaching exit of its leading star. "We're going to do right by you (and also for ourselves, because WE want to play it too!)".
"Since Telltale's closure notice, we've been spending long hours figuring out if we could help complete this game". In a new announcement, it was revealed that Skybound Entertainment will be taking over the duties of finishing and releasing the rest of the title's episodes.