Update: It’s official. Telltale Games is shutting down.
In an announcement on Twitter, the company confirmed that they are planning to shut down the studio. At this time, 25 employees will continue working at Telltale Games in an effort to meet “the company’s obligations to its board and partners“.
“It’s been an incredibly difficult year for Telltale as we worked to set the company on a new course,” Said Pete Hawley, CEO for Telltale Games. “Unfortunately, we ran out of time trying to get there. We released some of our best content this year and received a tremendous amount of positive feedback, but ultimately, that did not translate to sales. With a heavy heart, we watch our friends leave today to spread our brand of storytelling across the games industry.”
Plans regarding the future of The Walking Dead Final Season will be announced in the “coming weeks“. Stay tuned to Informed Pixel for more information regarding Telltale’s future.
Original: We are hearing reports of several Telltale Games employees being let go from their full-time positions.
The company responsible for developing The Wolf Among Us, Tales From The Borderlands, and The Walking Dead, has been hit with massive layoffs today. According to The Verge, the company is now operating with just 25 employees, presumably to finish development for The Walking Dead Final Season. Several sources have contacted numerous outlets confirming that they have been released from the company with no severance.
Additionally, an unnamed source told USGamer that development for the second season of The Wolf Among Us and the newly announced Stranger Things’ video game adaptation have been cancelled.
An official announcement regarding the layoffs and game cancellations have yet to be made. We have reached out to Telltale Games for clarification and will update our readers once we receive more information.
The second episode of The Walking Dead Final Season releases on September 25th.