The latest chapter in the ongoing Telltale Games saga finally brings some good news: The developer Skybound Games, which retrieved the rights of the solved developer The Walking Dead series, said it has taken back ” many of the talented, passionate team members who originally worked on the game “to finish their final season. Release date for remaining content will be announced soon.
Development on the last two episodes of the last season began today, writes Johnny, Dell, Social Media Manager for The Walking Dead Comic Series, in a blog publication published today on Skybound’s website . O & # 39; Dell also confirmed that the game’s game would soon return to online stores after Telltal’s most recent bankruptcy proceedings resulted in the games being withdrawn from Steam. Telltale originally ceased all sales of its last season back in September, but you could still access earlier seasons in the series until last week.
In October, Skybound Games announced that it had concluded an agreement with Telltale to retrieve the rights to its narrative Walking Dead spinoff after the studio’s mass loss at the end of September. Skybound Games is a smaller one of a traditional development studio and more of Skybound Media publishing and licensing company, founded by Walking Dead creator and writer Robert Kirkman. So it is meaningful that Kirkman’s company would come in to save the series and make it a real conclusion, using real game devs that used to work for Telltale.
We do not exactly know how many were taken back to work on the last two episodes. Telltale dismissed approximately 250 employees, some of whom did not work directly on The Walking Dead and may not have been rented. Nevertheless, it’s a positive turn in an otherwise unpleasant story about a fast-growing gaming studio.
Here is the note in its entirety:
Thank you for your patience while we worked with Telltale to take control of TELLTALE’S WALKING DEAD. There has been a lot of work logistically and legally to take us to a place where we can roll up our sleeves and get to work. After Telltale closed the doors, unfortunately, it was not possible to work on the game, and therefore the release dates for episodes 3 and 4 have been delayed. But we are pleased to announce that many of the talented, passionate team members who originally worked on the game resume development efforts today!
Soon we will announce release dates for the two remaining episodes. It’s likely that earlier seasons in the game may not be available for a few days when we get over, but do not panic! We have everything back online ASAP. If you have already bought Season Four, you do not have to pay again; Future episodes will be available for download as soon as they are released through your original purchase.
Please continue to check back here on our Skybound website for future updates on the game!