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Telltale on the hunt for company to finish Walking Dead, wants to hire former staff

Telltale on the hunt for company to finish Walking Dead, wants to hire former staff

We now know a bit more about the deal to see Telltale's The Walking Dead finished.

A report from Kotaku, who has spoken to sources familiar with the partnership, says that Telltale is looking to hand off development duties to a third-party to see the Final Season of its flagship franchise. Said third-party - who is yet to be named - will be hiring former staff from the narrative-focused studio to work on this project.

The firm isn't going to be staffing up with a full team. Rather - unsurprisingly - it's going to be hiring the lowest number possible to get the job done. Promising.

Episode Three is more or less finished, with a release date pencilled in for November 16th. Episode Four was set to launch a month later on December 18th, but it's unlikely it'll hit these release windows now.

This news is likely cold comfort for the 250 developers laid off from the studio last week.

“We’re currently still working to find a way to hand off production of episodes three and four so that the season can be completed,” a Telltale rep said last week

“The outcome of those efforts will determine when and how The Final Season returns to stores. We hope to have a firm announcement before the end of the week.”

The news of Telltale's demise broke last week, with the company remaining with just 25 members of staff as a "skeleton crew" to handle commitments to shareholders. This followed a funding round featuring AMC and Smilegate falling through.

The company is facing a class action suit for its handling of the mass redundancy


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Alex Calvin launched PCGamesInsider.biz in August 2017 and has been its editor since. Prior to this, he was deputy editor at UK based games trade paper MCV and content editor for marketing and events for London Games Festival 2017. His work has also appeared in Eurogamer, The Observer, Kotaku UK, Esquire UK and Develop.

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