Telltale Games: We might be able to finish The Walking Dead
Telltale Games was hit with news of a sudden shut down last week. The studio laid off most of its staff, reportedly without severance pay, and cancelled its upcoming slate of projects.
Amongst the games hit by the abrupt collapse of the company is the final season of Telltale’s Walking Dead series. The second of that game’s four episodes launches today, but the fate of the remaining episodes has been unclear.
In a statement posted on Twitter, Telltale threw some light on the situation, writing that “multiple partners” have stepped forward to see if they can help bring the season to its conclusion.
“While we can’t make any promises today, we are actively working towards a solution that will allow episodes 3 and 4 to be completed and released in some form,” the statement reads.
Yesterday, Netflix confirmed that Telltale would be keeping a skeleton staff employed to complete work on Minecraft: Story Mode, a “playable television show” for the streaming platform. The company also suggested it would be working to find a way to produce a planned Stranger Things game with a new studio.
In response to Telltale’s news about The Walking Dead, several Twitter users – including Cory Barlog, director of the God of War series – noted the studio should instead prioritise paying severage to its recently fired employees.
A former employee has previously said those fired from the company were given no warning of the news, including one staff member that had recently relocated across the US to work for Telltale.