Skybound Games, the video game division of Robert Kirkman's Skybound entertainment company, announced that it has agreed to complete Telltale Games' The Walking Dead: The Final Season.
Skybound Games will take over development and publishing for The Walking Dead: The Final Season, and hopes to keep the original Telltale development team intact, though nothing has been finalized according to Variety.
"[Skybound will] be taking over Telltale's 'The Walking Dead' to finish Clem's story," The Walking Dead creator and Skybound founder Robert Kirkman told an audience today at New York Comic-Con. "We can't lose Clementine and Rick in the same year."
We’re SO happy to announce that we’ve reached a deal with @telltalegames that will allow Skybound to continue #TheWalkingDead: The Final Season! Let’s wrap up Clem’s story right! More details to come soon. pic.twitter.com/ShyREw65iq— Skybound Games (@skyboundgames) October 7, 2018
Telltale Games underwent a majority closure, laying off over 250 employees two weeks ago, without notice or severance. Doing so has led to a lawsuit by one ex-Telltale employee alleging the company broke the WARN Act.
A skeleton crew of 25 or so employees were kept to finish projects owed to Telltale's partners, which we reported was Minecraft: Story Mode for Netflix. However, those employees were reportedly laid off last week as well.
Skybound Entertainment was created by Kirkman in 2010 to help develop potential media properties across television, film, and video games. Skybound Games has developed several popular mobile games based on The Walking Dead series including The Walking Dead: Road to Survival, and mobile ports of past The Walking Dead Telltale seasons.