Following last week’s layoffs at Telltale and the almost entire closure of the studio – bar a skeleton crew left managing operations – the developer has asked retailers to suspend sales of The Walking Dead: The Final Season.
Telltale had shipped the first episode of the Final Season prior to its layoffs and the second episode was released earlier this week, but if you go to GOG you will find a message stating “Telltale has requested a temporary pause of sales of The Walking Dead – Final Season. For all up to date Telltale news, please refer to their official Twitter page.” Meanwhile, over on Steam, it is still possible to download the demo for The Final Season but there is no option to purchase the game.
Telltale’s official Twitter account says that “multiple potential partners have stepped forward to express interest in helping to see The Final Season through to completion.” The suspension of sales may be due to a deal being worked out with a new partner, though that is just speculation.
You can read the full message below:
— Telltale Games (@telltalegames) September 24, 2018
Meanwhile, a group of workers who were laid off – without any severance and with no notice – has filed a class action against the studio citing a violation of California employment laws.