Robert Kirkmen confirmed at New York Comic Con on Saturday that Skybound will be finishing off the last two episodes for Telltale’s The Walking Dead Final Season. Skybound also mentioned that they are working towards bringing back the original developers to wrap off Clementine’s story.
Telltale Games has stopped sales and went as for as removing the listing for The Walking Dead Final Season from the PlayStation Store, Microsoft Store, Steam, and GOG.
As of now, The Walking Dead Final Season is still available for purchase on the Nintendo eShop.
A statement from Telltale Games representative via Kotaku
Yes, we have removed season passes for The Walking Dead: The Final Season from stores for the time being. We’re currently still working to find a way to hand off production of episodes 3 and 4 so that the season can be completed. The outcome of those efforts will determine when and how The Final Season returns to stores. We hope to have a firm announcement before the end of the week. For now, we apologize for any inconvenience.
Telltale Games has been going through some woes as they announced on September 21 the studio closure and have let go about 250 employees. Subsequently, many projects were cancelled. Only a crew of 25 employees remained to finished Netflix’s Minecraft Story Mode.
On September 24, Telltale Games revealed there were interest from “multiple potential partners” to see the completion for The Walking Dead Final Season. However, the fate for The Final Season is still unknown.
Telltale Games released a statement regarding the fate of The Walking Dead Final Season.
They revealed “multiple potential partners” have contacted the studio with “express interest” to help seeing The Final Season complete. However, Telltale Games expressed they “can’t make any promises” but are continuing to look for solutions that will have The Final Season complete.
As of now, nothing is confirmed and Telltale Games didn’t reveal who are the “potential partners”. But what is really stuck out was Telltale Games’ wording of “released in some form”.
Last Friday, Teltale Games announced they are closing their studio, retaining a small crew of 25 to finish the studio’s obligations. It also led to reported the cancellations to many projects, including The Walking Dead Final Season whose second episode is due tomorrow.
Gamasutra first reported developer Telltale Games was either shutting down or going through layoffs.
It was revealed Telltale Games are hit with layoffs and they will keep 25 employees, according to The Verge. The developer has experienced a major layoff back in November 2017, letting go 25% of its personnel.
Telltale Games will finish The Walking Dead Final Season with the remaining employees. However, the previously announced The Wolf Among Us Season 2 and Stranger Things are cancelled. (US Gamer)
UPDATE #1: Telltale Games will be letting go around 250 employees. That is about 90% of its staff. (Gamasutra)
UPDATE #2: Telltale Games release a statement, confirming the “majority studio closure”. The remaining 25 employees are “to fulfill the company’s obligation to its board and partners”.
UPDATE #3: Matt Kim, news editor for US Gamer, reported The Walking Dead Final Season is also cancelled. The remaining personnel will be working on Minecraft Story Mode for Netflix.
Kicking off day three of EVO 2018, Bandai Namco has revealed the second season pass for Tekken 7. Season Pass 2 will be packaged with 6 characters that will be released in the future.
The first of three characters were revealed today. These include: the long requested ‘Anna Williams’, returning character ‘Lei Wulong’, and a surprising guest appearance from AMC’s The Walking Dead series ‘Negan’.
Tekken 7 is out now on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.
UPDATE: AUGUST 6
AMC reveals at The Walking Dead panel at San Diego Comic-Con 2018 that the show will air the ninth season on October 7.
Check out the 5 minutes and 45 seconds long trailer for The Walking Dead Season 9 below.
Andrew Lincoln confirms Season 9 is his last season as Rick at The Walking Dead panel during San Diego Comic-Con 2018.
Lincoln’s tearful statement during The Walking Dead panel via IGN
This will be my last season playing the part of Rick Grimes,” Lincoln confirmed. “I love this show, it means everything to me, I love the people who make this show – I promise not to cry… I am particularly fond of the people who watch the show, and this has been the most extraordinary amazing experience of my career and largely because of you guys and the relationship we have here and also in rooms across America and across the world.
We’re deeply, deeply proud of the work we’ve done this season, Angela [Kang, the new showrunner] is astonishing and leading with such class… it’s enabling us to really breathe and deepen the relationships on screen. I suppose what I wanted to say is, my relationship with Mr. Grimes is far from over… There are two episodes that are my favorite episodes since the pilot. The rest of the cast is doing the greatest work I’ve ever seen. No one is bigger than the story, and the story is beyond incredible.
Prior to the the commence date of San Diego Comic-Con 2018, Telltale Games has released a new teaser trailer for the upcoming The Walking Dead: The Final Season.
On July 19th at 8:00AM PT/11:00AM ET, the developer will post gameplay footage of the demo over on their official Youtube page.
The first episode is set to launch for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC on August 14th. The Switch version will follow later in the year.