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Telltale moves to quell fan fears over The Walking Dead amid pressure to offer ex-employees severance

Telltale moves to quell fan fears over The Walking Dead amid pressure to offer ex-employees severance

Telltale’s ill-fated series the Walking Dead may yet see completion despite the studio’s imminent closure.

The California-based studio took to Twitter to reveal there some hope in seeing episodes three and four come to fruition due to potential partners.

The status of the project in the wake of Telltale’s closure initially looked bleak. A vague statement released last week confirmed a 25-person team would complete obligations to the board and partners but went no ways to explain what that meant.

Furthermore, Clementine’s voice actress Melissa Hutchison explained on her own Twitter account that, to her knowledge, episode two would be the last and that fans would “not get to see Clem's journey through to the end”.

No severance

While the post went ways to calm fears among fans, any reply to claims of employees being let go without severance was lacking.

While Telltale’s post had mentioned that it hoped to answer more questions soon, plenty took the chance to press the issue of its treatment of former employees amid claims of crunch and excessive overtime hours.

One notable inclusion was God of War director Cory Barlog, who suggested the studio pay their former employees first before finishing the series’ final episodes.

“I would hope this means that you will first pay your entire team their severance, and then proceed to finish the final episodes,” tweeted Barlog.

“I would be fine waiting however long it took to ensure we first treated those who worked so hard with the humanity and respect they deserve.”


Staff Writer

Iain is a freelance writer based in Scotland with a penchant for indies and all things Nintendo. Alongside PocketGamer.Biz, he has also appeared in Kotaku, Rock Paper Shotgun, PCGamesN and VG24/7.

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