Final Episodes Of Telltale's 'The Walking Dead' Exclusive To Epic Games Store

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Actors dressed as zombies act at the Universal Studios Hollywood Opening of its New Permanent Daytime Attraction 'The Walking Dead' in Universal City, California on June 28, 2016. Valerie Macon/AFP/Getty Images

After months of confusion in the wake of the closure of Telltale Games, the situation regarding the final season of “The Walking Dead” was clarified somewhat on Wednesday. Skybound Games announced in a press release that the last two episodes of the game’s fourth season will launch exclusively on the new Epic Games store on PC.

At first glance, this could be troublesome for fans who already pre-ordered the full season on another platform, such as Steam. However, the most important detail here is that anyone who bought the fourth season of “The Walking Dead” on another PC marketplace will still get the final two episodes on that platform.

The Epic Games store partnership only applies to people who have not purchased the episodes yet. Skybound acquired the rights to finish the final season of “The Walking Dead” shortly after original developer Telltale unexpectedly went out of business in September.

Epic, better known to some as the developers of “Fortnite,” recently launched its own PC games storefront to compete with Steam.

According to Skybound, former Telltale employees have been hired to finish the work they started on “The Walking Dead.” Telltale suddenly shut down and laid off more than 200 employees in late September, with former employees criticizing upper management in the months since.

The next episode of the fourth season of “The Walking Dead” launches on Jan. 15.

 

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