The Walking Dead Final Season Resumes Development
Finally we are gonna be able to play the final two episodes of The Walking Dead, all thanks to Skybound Games.
This is what they said about it:
“Thank you for your patience while we worked with Telltale to take control of Telltale’s The Walking Dead,” This is what Skybound Games writes today in a blog post. “It’s been a ton of work logistically and legally to get us to a place where we’re able to roll up our sleeves and get to the actual work.”
— Skybound Games (@skyboundgames) November 19, 2018
Sadly Telltale Games, one of the most popular narrative adventure games with some awesome IP’s like Game of Thrones and Batman suddenly laid off most of its staff in September.
“After Telltale shut its doors, the game was, unfortunately, unable to be worked on and hence the release dates of Episodes 3 and 4,” Skybound adds. “But, we’re excited to let you know that many of the talented, passionate team members who originally worked on the game are resuming development efforts today[.]”
After Telltale’s closure Skybound, which was started by The Walking Dead comic creator Robert Kirkman, stepped in to try and save The Walking Dead and it appears it has succeeded. We know Skybound was in talks to get the original dev team from Telltale to complete The Walking Dead project. We don’t know how many of them signed on with Skybound and whether this is on a contract-basis.
Skybound also addressed the recent removal of Telltale games from digital marketplaces saying that those games should reappear online “ASAP” presumably once the legal issue with the rights are resolved. Telltale is currently liquidating assets for closure.
When Telltale suddenly closed its doors in September the news left hundreds of game developers suddenly unemployed. One former employee filed a lawsuit against Telltalefor breach of labor laws, suggesting the closure was more chaotic than Telltale reported.
Telltale has had a troubled history since the launch of the first The Walking Dead game when we reported the company operated under intense crunch. While the news at Skybound means that gamers who paid for the full season of The Walking Dead’s final season will see their games completed, the saga of Telltale is just part of a larger conversation with crunch in the games industry.
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