It has been confirmed that The Walking Dead: The Final Season, whose development saw Skybound Entertainment take up the mantle from the now-defunct Telltale Games, will arrive as an Epic Game Store exclusive, unless you bought it elsewhere.
Skybound broke the news on their website, writing that The Final Season is now exclusive "to the Epic Games Store for all future purchases", although this does not mean you'll have to switch around platforms for a unified The Walking Dead experience. Well, unified.
"Fans who already bought the season on a different PC platform will still receive the final two episodes through their previous point of purchase", the developer said. In short, if you've bought it on Steam, you get to play it on Steam.
Skybound provided a date for the third episode as well and Broken Toys, as it's called, launches on 15 January 2019. It's been a while since anything The Walking Dead related could be said with any dose of certainty but its new developer is dead set on delivering a proper conclusion, an outcome that's arguably been hanging in the air for far too long.
Thankfully, the new developer is actually Robert Kirkman's company, the company where The Walking Dead comics came from in the first place. "Epic stepped up to the plate immediately to work with us in order to bring the original team back together and ensure fans will receive the completed season", they wrote.
Telltale's troubles certainly didn't help as the troubled developer's closure was not without The Walking Dead controversies. Telltale, or what was left of it at the time, announced they could still end up making it, just with other personnel.
Needless to say, the move would've been a huge slap in the face to freshly laid off Telltale staff, who were generously given 30 minutes to process the fact they're unemployed, gather their personal belongings and get out of the building. Thankfully, the remnants of Telltale dissolved before any such attempt, leaving it to Skybound to finish.
You can find the official announcement here.