Skybound Games and Epic Games have partnered up to find another home for The Walking Dead’s final season. Starting today, the concluding chapters of Telltale’s acclaimed episodic series are available through the Epic Games Store on PC.
That means that the first two episodes of The Walking Dead: The Final Season are available for purchase on the platform now. The third episode is out Jan. 15, and will be the season’s first PC entry not to drop on other storefronts, like Steam and Humble. It will be followed by a fourth and final episode later next year.
Anyone who bought the season pass on other PC platforms won’t be forced to migrate to Epic’s recently launched marketplace, however. Skybound said that buyers will receive the rest of the episodes from wherever they bought their pass.
But newcomers or fans who were waiting until the resurrected season finished before jumping in will now have to make the move to Epic Games Store if they’d like to play on PC. And it sounds like this exclusivity deal stems beyond sales of the game — a press release suggests that Epic helped fund development of the last two episodes of The Walking Dead.
“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 of Telltale’s The Walking Dead: The Final Season,” said president of interactive Dan Murray and Skybound Games CEO Ian Howe in a statement.
Meanwhile, console owners will continue to receive the rest of the season’s episode on their respective platforms.
Skybound picked up The Walking Dead: The Final Season after its original developer, Telltale Games, folded earlier this year. The studio shut down and laid off the majority of its staff in September, leaving the end of the series in limbo. Two months later, Skybound pitched in by picking up former employees and drumming up the funding to make sure that The Walking Dead gets the conclusion it deserved.
The video above serves as an FAQ for how the new sales exclusivity will work. It’s led by Melissa Hutchison, the voice actor of star Clementine.