The Telltale Games saga is nearing its sad conclusion, as the company is finishing up assignment proceedings to settle any outstanding costs to creditors, as well as beginning liquidation. As reported by GameDaily.biz, Telltale is now in the hands of Sherwood Partners, who will handle the process of winding down the company.
Another sign of the end is Telltale CEO Pete Hawley, who has deleted his Twitter account, and on his LinkedIn profile, lists his tenure as Telltale CEO ending this month.
What does that mean for you? Given the impending liquidation, some of Telltale’s older games have been delisted from Steam (owners can still download them), though The Walking Dead is still available as of this writing. However, given the way these things go, the series might not remain on Steam and other services like the PlayStation Store and GOG.com for long. Even with Robert Kirkman’s company Skybound finishing up the final season of the episodic game series, the issue of who would own the rights to the previous seasons would be up in the air.
It’s a sad state of affairs, but hopefully clarity comes soon.