Back in September, we brought you the sad news that Telltale Games was to begin a majority studio closure, and that instantly put doubt over whether the final two episodes of The Walking Dead would ever see the light of day. Just a few weeks later, The Walking Dead co-creator Robert Kirkman’s own Skybound Games announced that they would be finishing the final two episodes and that they would be working with members of the original Telltale team to finish the story.
Now, Skybound has issued a statement to confirm that active development on the episodes has resumed and, true to their word, “many” members of the Telltale team are involved. The statement reads:
“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. After Telltale shut its doors, the game was, unfortunately, unable to be worked on and hence the release dates of Episodes 3 and 4 have been delayed. 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!”
There are currently no release dates for the final two episodes, but Skybound said that they would be announcing them “soon”. They went on to warn players that previous seasons of the game may be unavailable to purchase for a few days, but they assure us that they’ll have everything back online ASAP. They also confirmed that anybody who has already purchased Season Four will get access to the final two episodes as soon as they are released and that they will not have to pay again. I should bloody think so, too.
Let’s hope that this allows Telltale to bring us a fitting conclusion to their Walking Dead story, and that they can go out with their heads held high