Telltale Reportedly Seeking for a Different Company to Hire Old Staff, Finish The Walking Dead

According to a report, Telltale Games is seeking a different company to finish The Walking Dead: The Final Season, using former Telltale employees.

on October 3, 2018 8:54 PM

The Walking Dead: The Final Season could possibly get its much-needed ending, according to a report. Not long after Telltale laid off the majority of its workforce, the adventure game was taken off of digital stores, but the company released a statement indicating that they were looking at options for completing the series.

A report from Kotaku states that Telltale is negotiating with other companies to complete The Final Season using former members of their workforce—the report quotes anonymous sources said to be involved in the negotiations.

Reportedly, work on the third of four episodes was nearly completed at the time of the studio’s majority closure, with work on the fourth and final episode just beginning. Ideally, the sources say, the entire original development team would return, but as former Telltale workers are seeking other employment, the negotiations are time-sensitive as a result.

The end result of any potential deal, according to the report, would have this separate company bringing former Telltale employees on a contract basis. Funds would come from this other company for development rather than going to Telltale, which otherwise could have been used to provide severance that they did not provide to their employees.

While we wait on news about the potential deal, check out our review of the second season of The Walking Dead: The Final Season.

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Chris is a writer based in the Philadelphia area with their eyes set on New York City. They are currently writing for film website Flixist, podcasting for Marvel News Desk, and was an editorial intern for Paste Magazine's gaming section. They graduated from Carnegie Mellon University with a creative writing major.