Skybound Games, a subdivision of Skybound Entertainment, will finish up work on the last three episodes of The Walking Dead: The Final Season.
For those that don’t recognize that name, it’s the company founded by the creator of The Walking Dead franchise, Robert Kirkman. Kirkman announced the plan at a panel during NYCC this weekend saying, “We’ve successfully negotiated with Telltale Games for our company Skybound to come in and see Season 4 of the Telltale game to completion.”
More details about the status of the project, as well as release dates, are expected soon.
In a bit of justice for some of the former Telltale employees, a statement from Skybound quoted by IGN suggests that some of Telltale’s former staff will work as advisors on the revived game project to make sure the vision is maintained. So hopefully that translates to more financial stability for some unemployed devs, as well as a quality gameplay experience with the final few episodes of the series.
The second episode of The Walking Dead: The Final Season was released almost immediately after Telltale Games announced a massive downsizing due to financial collapse. The company later closed entirely, laying off all remaining staff without severance or other support. The games industry came together to help the 250+ employees find new employment and support on Twitter.