Telltale’s TWD Season 5 rumors shut down by Skybound Games

The Walking Dead issue 193 - Image Comics and Skybound
The Walking Dead issue 193 - Image Comics and Skybound /

With rumors circulating in recent days about the possible reveal of a fifth season of Telltale’s The Walking Dead, Skybound Games was quick to deny these claims.

Telltale’s The Walking Dead video game series has captured the hearts of countless fans throughout its four-season run. Players have long craved another chapter in the story of Clementine after the fourth season’s conclusion in March of 2019. Unfortunately for them, it seems like they won’t be getting that anytime soon.

The first four seasons of Telltale’s The Walking Dead revolved around the coming-of-age of Clementine, a girl who was only eight years old when the zombie apocalypse began. As the seasons go on, players got to see Clementine learn how to survive the harsh world, all while molding the character in their own personal way through the game’s numerous dialogue choices.

Over the past few days, there were rumblings online that Skybound Games, the new owner of the IP after Telltale’s collapse, would be announcing a new season of the game series at the upcoming PC Game Show in early June. While some fans were excited about the potential to revisit the beloved franchise, many were skeptical about the validity of the rumors.

Their caution turned out to be true, as the idea was quickly denied by Skybound Games on Twitter:

This tweet left many feeling devastated, although most of the replies showed that fans understood the decision and were happy to have official confirmation on the situation. While there could have been a harsh negative reaction to the news, it was refreshing to see people respect Skybound Games’ choice.

Considering the difficulties in launching season 4 after Telltale’s shocking collapse halfway through the release of the season’s four episodes, it is not surprising that Skybound is electing to take a break from the game series for the time being. While they did not completely rule out a return of the series at some point down the road, Skybound Games clearly wants to pursue other options outside of the Telltale series in the near future.

That being said, the denial of the rumors did not stop fans from sharing their own wishes for future Skybound The Walking Dead games, however. Replies to the tweet featured discussions about hopes for spinoff games focusing on characters from the games and comics who they would love to see have expanded storylines. It’s clear that there is a high demand for video games taking place in The Walking Dead universe, so it’s likely only a matter of time before Skybound pursues such options.

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