Development on Telltale’s The Walking Dead starts up again

Former developers to return to complete the project

Development on Telltale’s The Walking Dead starts up again

The Walking Dead IP owner Skybound Entertainment has resumed development for the final two episodes of Telltale’s The Walking Dead.

Sharing an update on its website, the entertainment company revealed that many of the game's original team members would return to the project to see it out to completion.

Due to Telltale’s closure and subsequent liquidation, however, episodes three and four will be delayed. New release dates are expected to be revealed in the near future.

Previous seasons of the series are expected to be made available for purchase again soon. Players who previously purchased season four will not need to repurchase future episodes.

Back from the dead

News of Telltale’s closure first came in September, with as much as 250 employees laid off as a result.

A 25-person skeleton crew was left to tie up the firm's "obligations to its board and partners," which was soon revealed to be Telltale’s Minecraft game in conjunction with Netflix. They too were let go once their work finished. 

Skybnound Entertainment launched its dedicated publishing division, Skybound Games, in April of this year.

While it has published only a handful of titles, such as Hinterland’s exploration-survival game The Long Dark and Monomi Park’s space-themed title Slime Rancher, it has yet to handle in-house development.

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