​Telltale To Finish Walking Dead, Netflix Revives Stranger Things Project

Following the mass Telltale Games layoff, news has emerged regarding the future of The Walking Dead and Stranger Things projects - and it looks like they're here to stay.

Yesterday we reported on the closure of Telltale Games, where they sacked around 250 people last Friday without giving them "any kind of severance," according to an ex-employee.

Twitter users created #Telltalejobs with the hopes of finding employment for those affected, and the likes of Ubisoft and Blizzard stepped up to offer help.

Whilst Telltale are yet to comment on their treatment of employees, they did update fans on their Walking Dead series. Telltale revealed that "Multiple potential partners have stepped forward" to help see The Walking Dead's Final Season "through to completion."

"While we can't make any promises today, we are actively working towards a solution that will allow episodes 3 and 4 to be completed and released in some form. In the meantime, episode 2 will release tomorrow across all platforms as planned. We hope to have answers for your other questions soon."

Although fans are pleased that The Walking Dead should get the conclusion it deserves, many believe Telltale is putting games before developers - and some pretty big names have called them out, God of War director Cory Barlog for one.

Telltale is yet to comment about the future of their Stranger Things project, which was being made in partnership with Netflix. Polygon reached out to Netflix regarding the situation, who said one game (for the streaming service) will be completed by the Telltale skeleton crew, whereas the other should be revived somewhere else.

"[Telltale] developed many great games in the past and left an indelible mark in the industry. Minecraft: Story Mode is still moving forward as planned. We are in the process of evaluating other options for bringing the Stranger Things universe to life in an interactive medium," Netflix said.

What do you think about this news? Do you agree with Telltale's approach? Are you happy that The Walking Dead and Stranger Things are safe? Let us know.

Featured Image Credit: Telltale Games

Matthew McGladdery

Matthew McGladdery graduated with a BA in Broadcast Journalism from Salford University, where he worked at Revolution 96.2, Global Radio, and Fleetwood F.C. When he left university, he took on the role of co-editor for the Salfordian and worked as freelancer for the likes of BBC Sport. He continues to work in sport but loves talking all things Xbox, PS4, and PC just as much.

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