It seems as though we’ll never see the ending of Clem’s story, as the remainder of Telltale’s The Walking Dead final season will not release.
Update (September 26):
Telltale is apparently shopping around to complete the game, even though they left their laid-off employees without any sort of severance pay, bringing the struggling game developer company under a lot of heat. See Telltale’s statement below.
— Telltale Games (@telltalegames) September 24, 2018
Today, Telltale’s The Walking Dead final season was taken off of all digital storefronts, including episode 1 and 2, the latter of which just released on September 25. There is no word on when or if the first two episodes will come back onto digital storefronts, other than Telltale giving a general company line of it being a “temporary pause.”
The voice actress for Clem, Melissa Hutchinson, tweeted out a heartfelt statement on September 22 about her involvement in Telltale’s The Walking Dead final season. “I, unfortunately, like most of you, do not have the details on how this all came to be and I also do not know the fate of the final season of TWD,” said Hutchinson. “To my knowledge, they will release Episode 2 and then that will be it.”
Read the entirety of the statement below, where Hutchinson also references how The Wolf Among Us season 2 may never come about.
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
Telltale laid off all but 25 of its employees last week, leaving hundreds of former employees without work. Poor sales figures were said to be the reason for this layoff. A Stranger Things Telltale game was in the works, along with a Minecraft project, also for Netflix. Telltale has stated that they will give official word on the future of all of their projects in the coming weeks.
While the release schedule would put the final episode of Telltale’s The Walking Dead‘s final season at around Christmas, it seems as if the Telltale’s The Walking Dead final season will end on September 25, with the second of four episodes, titled “Suffer the Children.”
Laid off employees are reacting in all sort of ways to their abrupt job loss during the middle of development and release of Telltale’s The Walking Dead final season. While some are saying they are in shock, others are trying to alleviate the tension with humor.
Now that there's pretty much no consequences for posting this, enjoy this dumb shit I made in the chore tool while I was at Telltale pic.twitter.com/uS532rXAnP
— Shaun Finney (@shaunfinney) September 24, 2018
It’s sad that we’ll never see the ending of Telltale’s The Walking Dead final season. I usually wait until the whole season is out to play through it all in one binge. Now, I may stay away from the first two episodes as not to feel too upset at us not getting a proper ending.