Telltale’s The Walking Dead & Stranger Things look likely to survive the studio’s closure

Posted on September 25, 2018

Earlier in the week we had the shock announcement that Telltale Games would be going into majority closure, with only a small skeleton crew remaining to finalise the studio’s obligations. The news left fans devastated and many talented Telltale employees without a job. It also originally seemed like all of Telltale’s upcoming releases would be cancelled, however that no longer seems like the case.

Telltale’s The Walking Dead: The Final Season was a mere 1 episode into its 4 part episodic series. It was crushing news to discover that the final 2 episodes in the saga were unlikely to ever come to fruition, especially for those who have been hooked ever since the game franchise begun way back in 2012. Well a little bit of a relief was washed over the fandom when Telltale made a Tweet earlier today, offering a rather large glimmer of hope. It seems like the final 2 episodes are likely to release after all, at least in “some form”.

Similar good news has also arrived for those who were eagerly awaiting Telltale’s upcoming Stranger Things game as well as their Minecraft: Story Mode adaption to Netflix.

A Netflix representative made a statement to Polygon indicating that Minecraft: Story Mode would continue as planned, and that they are exploring options to continue with the development of Stranger Things.

“We are saddened by news about Telltale Games. They developed many great games in the past and left an indelible mark in the industry. Minecraft: Story Mode is still moving forward as planned. We are in the process of evaluating other options for bringing the Stranger Things universe to life in an interactive medium.”

Telltale's Stranger Things poster

It’s certainly good news for gamers who feared the worst over Telltale’s collapse. However, other scheduled releases such as The Wolf Among Us Season 2 still seem to be cancelled.