Telltale Games, The studio behind incredibly successful series such as The Walking Dead and The Wolf Amongst Us, has revealed via Twitter that they are going into a majority closure. Only a very small handful of staff will remain at the studio to fulfil obligations to their board and partners.
— Telltale Games (@telltalegames) September 21, 2018
The announcement may come as a bit of a shock, since Telltale appeared to be doing very well for themselves. Since 2014 they had released multiple games to varying degrees of critical and commercial success such as The Wolf Among Us, Tales from the Borderlands, Game of Thrones, Minecraft: Story Mode, Batman: The Telltale Series, Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series, and multiple games from The Walking Dead franchise.
Their closure also means that many planned releases are now cancelled such as the hotly anticipated Season Two for The Wolf Among Us, Season Two of Game of Thrones, and a new game using the Stranger Things IP.
The employees who were let go today will not receive severance packages. #Telltale Jobs is however trending on Twitter, so hopefully these talented developers are able to find themselves new employment opportunities within the industry.
The reason behind the closure hasn’t been officially confirmed. Although it does seem like the company has been having a very rough year financially speaking, and they simply couldn’t afford to continue forward. We wish all the talented employees who lost their jobs the best of luck for the future.