Telltale Games' The Walking Dead will get the ending that it deserves, as the game was saved by cancellation from Skybound Games, which is owned by The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman.
The world was shocked by Telltale Games' announcement last month that it was shutting down. It was believed that the studio's closure meant that the the final season of its The Walking Dead game will not be finished, but that appears to be no longer the case.
The Walking Dead: The Final Season Lives On
When Telltale Games said that it was closing down, it came with the sad news that The Walking Dead: The Final Season, will be canceled.
The Walking Dead series by Telltale Games, on its fourth and final season, followed the adventure of a girl named Clementine as she survived in the zombie-infested world of the franchise. She may have survived countless hordes of the undead, but Clementine was no match for Telltale Games' shutdown.
However, Skybound Games revealed that it has reached a deal to continue The Walking Dead: The Final Season, to give Clementine's story a proper ending.
"Let's wrap up Clem's story right!" tweeted the studio, which is owned by the creator of The Walking Dead franchise, Robert Kirkman.
Skybound Games has been involved with Telltale Games' The Walking Dead from the start, so it makes sense that it will swoop in to save the series. Making matters even better is that Skybound Games is looking to keep the original development team of Telltale Games intact, to allow them to properly finish Clementine's story.
"We can't lose Andrew Lincoln and Clementine in the same year," Kirkman himself told the audience at New York Comic-Con about the move. Andrew Lincoln, who plays Rick Grimes in the TV show of The Walking Dead, has filmed his final season with the cast.
Telltale Games Shutting Down
The Walking Dead: The Final Season may have been saved, but there will be no such reversal for the Telltale Games shutdown.
Telltale Games, which is also behind other licensed games such as Game of Thrones, The Wolf Among Us, and Batman, is closing down despite releasing some of its best content this year. Unfortunately, the positive feedback did not lead to the sales that the studio needed to keep running.
It was believed that The Walking Dead: The Final Season will be canceled after Episode 2, but fortunately, that will not be the case.
Telltale Games employees, meanwhile, have received tremendous support from other developers, as studios have offered them jobs to continue their careers in the video game industry.