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Telltale wants another company to hire ex-staff and finish The Walking Dead: The Final Season

The third episode is reportedly nearly finished
Telltale wants another company to hire ex-staff and finish The Walking Dead: The Final Season

Telltale is working on a deal that could see the final episodes of The Walking Dead: The Final Season completed by another as-of-yet named company.

According to Kotaku, which has spoken to sources familiar with the partnership, the deal could also involve that studio using the former Telltale staff on a contract basis.

It remains to be seen what the various laid off staff - who were given sudden notice of the closure and did not receive their severance pay - have to say about rejoining the game's development.

Telltale laid off 225 employees two weeks ago, leaving behind only a skeleton crew of 25 to tie up the company's "obligations to its board and partners", which includes bringing Minecraft: Story Mode to Netflix.

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Episode two of Telltale’s series has not long launched, but episodes three and four remain to be completed. The former, however, is said to be close to completion and just in need of a couple weeks of polish.

Episode four, meanwhile, was also well underway, with the first round of voice work for the main characters done and a first review of a playable version planned for the end of September.

Clementine’s voice actress had previously claimed that to her knowledge, episode two would be the last.

Telltale, however, moved to alleviate those fears and said it was looking into possible solutions with possible partners coming forward. It appears to be continuing down that road.