Skybound Games plans to complete work on The Walking Dead: The Final Season following the impending closing of developer Telltale Games.
Series creator Robert Kirkman made the announcement over the weekend during the Walking Dead panel at New York Comic Con.
“We’ve successfully negotiated with Telltale Games for our company Skybound to come in and see Season 4 of the Telltale game to completion,” he told the crowd. “We can’t lose Andrew Lincoln and Clementine in the same year.”
Telltale launched the episodic adventure game, based on the comic series, in 2012, to widespread critical acclaim and blockbuster sales. Additional seasons followed in 2013, 2016 and 2018, although the fourth, and final, one was cut short in September when Telltale made widespread layoffs ahead of the company's planned closing. The Walking Dead: The Final Season was abruptly pulled from digital storefronts late last month, just as the second chapter was set to debut; the previously available first chapter was pulled from the PlayStation Store, Xbox Store and Steam.
Ahead of Saturday's announcement, Kirkman signaled at New York Comic Con that there was likely good news coming for fans of the game's protagonist, Clementine. “Just stay tuned, everyone involved is trying to make sure the Clementine storyline is finished,” he said during a Q&A. “I’m [not as worried about fitting into the comic] because I’m hoping the games will eventually be completed.”
Few details are available, but Skybound's announcement suggests the company will be working with members of the original Telltale team to complete The Final Season.