Telltale's The Walking Dead to conclude final season on Epic Games Store

Those who purchased full season on other PC platforms will still receive remaining episodes on those platforms

The Epic Games Store has claimed another game. Skybound Games announced today that its conclusion to Telltale's The Walking Dead: The Final Season will be published on the Epic Games Store on PC, despite the first two episodes already releasing on Steam.

In an official blog post today, Skybound announced that the third episode, which is set for a January 15 release date, will be available through Epic alongside previous episodes of the season on the same day. The fourth and final episode will follow at an as-yet-unannounced date.

Those who have already purchased the final season in its entirety on another PC platform will receive the final two episodes when they release on the platform they purchased them on, but all future purchases of any episodes or the full season pass will be exclusive to the Epic Store on PC.

"The team at Epic owns a major chapter in the history of the game industry," said Skybound president of interactive Dan Murray and CEO Ian Howe in a prepared joint-statement. "We're excited to work together on their latest transformative event with the launch of the Epic Games Store. Epic stepped up to the plate immediately to work with us in order to bring the original team back together and ensure fans will receive the completed season of 'Telltale's The Walking Dead: The Final Season.'"

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Jeff Kleist Writer, Marketing, Licensing 2 years ago
That is disappointing, I hadnít picked up the Windows Store version yet, so that set will go unfulfilled ;(

But at least theyíre doing it right for the people whoíve already paid. I hope WB will do the same for a concluding Batman chapter, but I wonít hold my breath.
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Hugo Trepanier Senior Game Designer, Ludia2 years ago
That's fine, as long as they make importing previous saves possible as before. I played the first two seasons on Xbox 360, then migrated to Steam for season 3 through their clunky but functional process. I guess I'll migrate again to Epic for the final season.

@Jeff, I believe you should be able to import your Windows 10 story decisions to the Epic store version as well (though without achievements, if that is a consideration for you).
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Ian Jarvis artist 2 years ago
Well that's hugely irritating as someone who owns all the previous seasons on steam.
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Jeff Kleist Writer, Marketing, Licensing 2 years ago
@Hugo Trepanier: I already have it on Xbox, so yes achievements were the only consideration. I just have the Win10 of the rest of it, so now itís an OCD issue for the most part ;)

Either way, itís very nice to see the bending over backwards to make sure the story is finished. I assume the Epic exclusivity is part of what made this financially viable for them. Maybe thereís a limit on it, and Iíll complete the set eventually. Iíd it never happens, Iíll deal. I gave up on getting a third chapter of Bone about a decade ago ;)
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