Telltale Games Is Getting Sued! [VIDEO]

Telltale‘s misery gets daily updates…

Vernie Roberts, a former Telltale employee, has filed a lawsuit along with ex-workers. You can read it here, and going by the document; it seems the reason behind the lawsuit is Telltale not complying by California’s WARN Act. It states that mass layoffs and plant closures must be told to employees sixty days before they happen, or the company might be facing penalties. 275 employees are affected, and they get health benefits until the end of September. The plaintiffs seek compensation and interest. Telltale has not responded.

Variety reports that Telltale’s fall mostly happened because of one company backing out from supporting them. „The company was working diligently to close a round of financing. Unfortunately, when the last potential financial backer abruptly pulled out, we were left in a position where we had no choice but to stop production. Sadly, everyone was so focused on doing what was required to keep the company going that when the last potential partner backed out, there were no other options,” Dan Conners, Telltale‘s co-founder, said. Who would this backer be? Variety, based on its sources, claims it’s Lionsgate, who gave 40 million dollars to Telltale for a „super show project.”

Meanwhile, DualShockers points out that The Walking Dead: The Final Season is not available for purchase digitally due to Telltale‘s request. (For some reason, it’s still available on the Hungarian PlayStation Store.) Steam, GOG, PlayStation Store (outside our country at least…), and Xbox Store all pulled the game with only its demo being available. The Nintendo Switch’s eShop might have also seen the game getting taken down.

Heads up, though – the first season’s final episode received an „alternate ending,” created by Sean Ainsworth, an artist, writer, designer at Telltale. It was made during the last week while the team was waiting for the final bug tests. It’s admittedly a „weird, dumb thing,” but we like this video!

Source: VG247, VG247, DualShockers, PCGamer

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