Telltale Games has offered some hope to fans of its The Walking Dead episodic series, suggesting that "multiple potential partners" have offered to help finish the story
A single episode of The Walking Dead: The Final Season had been released when Telltale laid off the vast majority of its staff last week. The second episode will be released today, but a report from the actor voicing the series' protagonist, Clementine, indicated that the remaining two episodes would not be completed.
However, a new statement from Telltale explains that "multiple potential partners" have approached the studio about helping to finish the story, which was started six years ago. The full statement is below:
The fate of the series is far from decided, then, but another Telltale project has a more secure future. The news that the company had signed a deal with Netflix to make a game based on the hit TV show Stranger Things surfaced in June, but the project was thought to be another casualty of Telltale's difficult circumstances.
However, it seems that the project will go ahead without Telltale onboard. In a statement issued to Polygon, Netflix said that it is currently looking for a new solution.
"We are saddened by news about Telltale Games," Netflix said. "They developed many great games in the past and left an indelible mark in the industry... We are in the process of evaluating other options for bringing the Stranger Things universe to life in an interactive medium."
Telltale's work on a Netflix TV show based on Minecraft: Story Mode is "still moving forward as planned.