'The Walking Dead' creator's company has confirmed it will complete the work on 'The Walking Dead: The Final Season'.
Robert Kirkman's Skybound Games has reached a deal with Telltale - which announced its closure last month along with mass layoffs - to secure the rights to ensure the story can find a fitting conclusion.
In a post on Twitter, the company announced: "We're SO happy to announce that we've reached a deal with @telltalegames that will allow Skybound to continue #TheWalkingDead: The Final Season! Let's wrap up Clem's story right! More details to come soon."
Variety reported that Skybound hoped to work with members of the original Telltale team on finishing the story, but said "nothing has yet been finalised".
In a statement from the company to IGN, it explained: "[We have] taken ownership of Telltale's The Walking Dead: The Final Season and will finish the season. Skybound will work with members of the original Telltale team to finish the story in a way the fans deserve."
Meanwhile, Kirkman has opened up at New York COmic Con and urged fans to be patient, while acknowledging that it is "a very unfortunate situation".
He said: "Just stay tuned. Everybody involved is trying to make sure Clementine's story is told. It's a very unfortunate situation, but hopefully we will come out of it in some kind of positive way.
"I am not concerned at the moment with having to tell the story in comic book form because I'm hoping that the games will eventually be completed."