A lot of questions were asked, most revolving around when the TWD: TFS would come back online and when the third episode would be released. Both reasonable questions, especially considering the turmoil revolving around the title and it’s former developer.
However, fans have finally received some news. On when the title would come back online on Steam and other marketplaces, Howe “can’t give a definitive answer… [but] the team is currently not working on the game and until we’re back in production, it’s going to be nearly impossible to give an accurate answer.” He does want the game to be made by ‘100%’ Telltale staff, and he would only “… look elsewhere…” if he is unable to fill a role from that former Telltale staff. Makes sense, as things can (and will) change as development starts back up again in a more stable environment.
One of the reasons for the delay is because Howe is trying to keep the Telltale team together, and with each team member having a “unique personal situation…” there is no ready-made solution where “… as many of the original team as makes sense…” can neatly slot into Skybound Games. As such, Howe would like things such as player choice stats to come “… back on line ASAP…” but with so many things to accomplish, it will take some time.
However, after some repeated cajoling from fans, Howe stated that he “… fully expect[s]…” Episode 3 to be released this year. There isn’t (and with no development team there won’t) be a more specific release date, but with only two months left in the year before holidays kick in, the wait shouldn’t be too long for The Walking Dead fans.
For the full Q&A, go here.
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