Telltale Games gives an update on the studio’s near future
A new Shadows mode for Batman: A Telltale Game Series, is one of the few releases the developer has released since it was revived in 2019. Telltale Games, the studio best known for the episodic game series based on The Walking Dead and the style of gameplay it popularised, has shared an update on where the studio stands at the end of 2021, as well as its plans for next year.
Telltale almost shut down in 2018, when more than 90% of staff were laid off. Only a small skeleton crew remained to finish work on the Minecraft: Story Mode game. But in August 2019, another game company, LCG Entertainment, bought the failing studio and revived it with new staff.
END OF 2021 UPDATE:
It's been a busy year and things are only going to get more exciting from here. Thanks for being with us on this adventure so far – and we can't wait for what's next.
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— Telltale Games (@telltalegames) December 21, 2021
“We are industry veterans, former members and fans of the original Telltale Games, and we honour that legacy of great storytelling,” Telltale wrote in its announcement on Tuesday.
New Telltale’s first step was to announce a sequel to the popular and critically acclaimed The Wolf Among Us at The Game Awards in 2019. Since then, several of the games it retained the rights to were re-released along with a new mode for Batman: A Telltale Game Series.
Work on The Wolf Among Us Season 2 has continued during this period, and the company is now partnering with Deck Nine Games to make The Expanse: A Telltale Series. It is also being developed in Unreal Engine, a new engine for the studio. Telltale promises more news about The Wolf Among Us Season 2 in Game Informer issue 342, which was released on Tuesday.
“It’s been two years since we first noted Telltale’s rebirth,” the company wrote in the year-end update. “We’ve done a lot in that time and have a lot more work ahead of us.”