The Walking Dead: The Final Season appears to have been cancelled, following the fall of Telltale Games.
In another kick to the nuts, it seems that The Walking Dead: The Final Season will not be completed following the mass layoffs at Telltale Games ahead of the company eventually closing doors. The company has maintained a skeleton team of 25 to “fulfill the company’s obligations to its board and partners.” Now many assumed this would mean that they would be finishing The Walking Dead: The Final Season but no, it seems the focus has been put on Minecraft: Story Mode instead. So, yeah. Fuck your season pass, I guess.
Variety reached out to Netflix, who gave the following statement through an official spokesperson:
“We are saddened by the news about Telltale Games – they 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.”
Of course, there’s a chance that part of the skeleton team will be working on The Walking Dead: The Final Season, but I wouldn’t hold your breath. It seems that they’re after that one last payout from Netflix before the door closes. Telltale Games is said to be giving a statement on the future of their projects, but typically, no date has been given for such a statement.
What a cancellation means for season pass holders, we do not know. Chances are, that the companies creditors will be getting first dibs on any money, so I wouldn’t hold out hope.