You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

‘The Walking Dead: The Final Season’ Pulled From Digital Storefronts

The final season of Telltale Games’ “The Walking Dead” is no longer available on digital storefronts like Steam and GOG less than a week after the studio announced massive layoffs.

The episodic adventure title’s second episode, Suffer the Children, was supposed to come out on Tuesday, but there’s no longer an option to buy it or the season pass on Steam, GOG, the PlayStation Store, or the Microsoft Store.

“Telltale has requested a temporary pause of sales of ‘The Walking Dead: Final Season,” GOG said in an update on the game’s product page. “For all up to date Telltale news, please refer to their official Twitter page.”

The move is unsurprising considering Telltale laid off about 90% of its staff on Friday. The 250 employees were reportedly issued paper paychecks for pay through Friday and told to vacate the building in 30 minutes. They were given no severance pay and their health care benefits run out at the end of the month. One former employee is now trying to file a class action lawsuit against the studio, claiming it violated California’s WARN Act when it failed to give people at least 60 days notice of their terminations.

The layoffs came just a day after two potential investors, AMC and Smilegate, walked away from funding talks, sources tell Variety. No one knows why both companies decided to back out of their deals on the same day.

A skeleton crew of about 25 employees remain at the studio to finish up its current “Minecraft” project, but the fate of “The Walking Dead’s” remaining episodes remains uncertain. Telltale said it’s currently in talks with potential partners to finish the season.

More Gaming

  • Schell Games' 'Until You Fall' Is

    Schell Games' 'Until You Fall' Is VR Sword Fighting Game

    Schell Games revealed its latest project, a “magic-infused” VR sword fighting game known as “Until You Fall.” The upcoming title will find players mastering their own combat style as they take on humanoid creatures, monsters, and a variety of other threats. Roguelike elements ensure that they’ll still make progress, however, even if they happen to [...]

  • Red Hook Studios Is Working on

    Red Hook Studios Is Working on a 'Darkest Dungeon' Sequel

    Lovecraftian role-playing game “Darkest Dungeon” is officially getting a sequel, developer Red Hook Studios revealed on Tuesday. “In the howling darkness of the end, men will become monsters,” the reveal trailer states. “But hope will ride with those courageous enough to carry the flame.” The video shows a snowy, mountainous landscape and six characters from [...]

  • Tim Schafer14th British Academy Games Awards,

    Double Fine Next Game After 'Psychonauts 2' Likely a 'Not Sequel'

    Tim Schafer isn’t yet talking about what game will come next for Double Fine Productions following the release of “Psychonauts 2,” but he has some general ideas. “We’re doing a sequel right now and I have an urge to make a not sequel,” he told Variety during a recent interview. The problem, he went on, [...]

  • Paradox Interactive Had Its 'Best Year

    Paradox Interactive Had Its 'Best Year to Date' in 2018

    Video game publisher Paradox Interactive just had its “best year to date,” CEO Ebba Ljungerud said during a financial results report on Tuesday. The company had its best income quarter in Q4 2018, despite not releasing any new games during that time. Revenues increased 51% to 336.9 million SEK (about $36 million USD) compared to [...]

  • 'PUBG Mobile' x 'Resident Evil 2'

    'PUBG Mobile' x 'Resident Evil 2' Debut 'Zombie: Survive Till Dawn' Crossover Event

    “Resident Evil 2” meets “PUBG Mobile” with the portable battle royale’s new gameplay mode “Zombie: Survive Till Dawn,” available now. The new collaboration between the mobile iteration of “PUBG” and the survival horror hit “Resident Evil 2” launched on Tuesday, featuring three days and two nights of in-game time all rolled up into one 30-minute [...]

  • ELeague - street-fighter-v

    'Street Fighter V's' Next Opponent Is … 'Puzzle & Dragons'

    “Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition” has a new opponent — the popular match-3 puzzle game “Puzzle & Dragons,” developer GungHo Online Entertainment announced on Monday. The Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition Collab is already underway and ends on March 3. During this time, players can make their way through three brand new “Puzzle & Dragons” [...]

  • Fortnite Battle Royale

    Epic Games Suing Organizers of Disastrous 'Fortnite' Festival

    Epic Games is suing the organizers behind a U.K. “Fortnite” festival that happened over the weekend, according to Epic Games. Fortnite Live Norwich was billed as the “Fortnite” event of the year. The two-day festival advertised outdoor laser tag, a climbing wall, archery, and more. Tickets started at £12, with wristbands for unlimited access going [...]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content