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Skybound keeps details on The Walking Dead: The Final Season's future vague

“We are doing our best to take care of the people. Our intent is to work with the original team but there are a lot of moving parts"

Skybound keeps details on The Walking Dead: The Final Season's future vague

The Walking Dead license owner Skybound has taken over development of the Final Season of the game from original maker Telltale following its closure - but it's keeping the details really vague.

Speaking to Variety, Skybound Interactive president Dan Murray was asked about the commitments the company has made about hiring back former Telltale staff who lost their jobs last month.

The exec sure isn't giving much in the way of details.

"Human cost"

“The game industry is always filled with challenges. It’s hard making games,” Murray said.

“Whenever something like this comes up, our intention is to try and do the right thing, not just by the brand, but by the fans. This was our chance to do both. It’s also our intention to make sure to do right by the people we were working with.

"This is a business that is made by people, and when things like this happen there is a human cost. We are trying to do what we can to work with the original staff and provide a soft landing.”

Our sister-site PCGamesInsider.biz has further details.


PCGamesInsider Contributing Editor

Alex Calvin is a freelance journalist who writes about the business of games. He started out at UK trade paper MCV in 2013 and left as deputy editor over three years later. In June 2017, he joined Steel Media as the editor for new site PCGamesInsider.biz. In October 2019 he left this full-time position at the company but still contributes to the site on a daily basis. He has also written for GamesIndustry.biz, VGC, Games London, The Observer/Guardian and Esquire UK.

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