Late last Friday, Telltale Games, announced they were reducing their staff down to 25 members before they shut down in the coming months, effectively canceling most of their projects. Now, a statement released on the company’s official Twitter account hints that The Walking Dead: The Final Season may get finished after all.
The tweet states “multiple potential partners” have reached out to the company in hopes of seeing the final season finish production. Episode two of The Walking Dead: The Final Season, titled “Suffer the Children,” releases today, with episodes three and four canceled alongside the studio’s closure. If a partner is not found, the release will mark the end of Clementine’s story, cut short after four episodes were announced last year. Telltale ended the post saying, “We hope to have answers for your other questions soon.”
— Telltale Games (@telltalegames) September 24, 2018
After laying off more than 250 current staff, the company confirmed that a crew of 25 people would stay on to finish the company’s obligations. US Gamer’s Matt Kim followed up stating that the company would be finishing Minecraft: Story Mode for Netflix. Telltale also had the second season of The Wolf Among Us and an adaptation of Netflix’s Stranger Things. Netflix has since gone on to say that they would attempt to find another developer make a game based off the hit series.
Melissa Hutchinson, the voice actress that brought Clementine to life, also tweeted a statement out about the potential that fans won’t get to see how Clem’s story ends. She expresses her sadness, as well as her gratitude towards fans.
Hello friends. I am so very deeply moved by the messages of love that I, and the folks from @telltalegames have been receiving. Yesterday was one of the toughest days ever. A lot of hearts were broken, including mine. Please read the attached. #TelltaleJobs #Clementine #TWD pic.twitter.com/Fb68z86j8e
— Melissa Hutchison (@Melyhutch) September 22, 2018
Many former Telltale staff members have since gone to Twitter to express frustrations about the collapse of the company. Others have expressed some of their favorite memories from working there, while fans continue to share their favorite moments from The Walking Dead, Tales From the Borderlands, and other games from the company’s catalog.
Once there’s any more news about the situation, Mammoth Gamers will keep you updated.