Following reports Telltale Games would not finish work on The Walking Dead: The Final Season, Clementine voice actor Melissa Hutchison has said that she's also unsure if the final season of the popular game series will get an ending.
"I also do not know the fate of the final season of TWD," Hutchinson wrote on Twitter. "To my knowledge, they will release Episode 2 and then that will be it. It hurts me that you, the fans will not get to see Clems journey through to the end."
Hello friends. I am so very deeply moved by the messages of love that I, and the folks from @telltalegames have been receiving. Yesterday was one of the toughest days ever. A lot of hearts were broken, including mine. Please read the attached. #TelltaleJobs #Clementine #TWD pic.twitter.com/Fb68z86j8e— Melissa Hutchison (@Melyhutch) September 22, 2018
Hutchinson also offered praised for her co-workers, saying, "Telltale games will always be the best Narrative, story driven game company EVER. No closing of doors can ever take that away. Because of TTG's I have met and made some of the very best friends I will have in this life, and that is priceless! I have gotten to work with the most brilliant game devs in the universe, and we have had some great laughs along the way."
Reports earlier this week indicated Telltale Games would end production on the series due to the team working on the project having been laid off. The company is said to be continuing work on Minecraft Story Mode with its remaining 25-person team..
Telltale Games launched in 2004 when a group of LucasArts employees formed their own company. They first got into the licensed gaming business with a game based on the TV series, CSI, but the company was really put on to the map when it released its 2012 licensed The Walking Dead game. However, there have been a number of troubling reports about the company in recent years. There were claims of a negative work environment tied to forcing its employees to work under “crunch conditions” (meaning working 20 hour days or 100 hour work weeks). In March of 2017, Kevin Bruner, CEO of the company and one of its co-founders, left the company and later filed a lawsuit against Telltale Games. In November of 2017, the company fired 90 employees.
The second, and potentially final, episode of The Walking Dead: The Final Season will release on Sept. 25.