(Replace) After mass layoffs, Telltale is all the way down to round 25 workers
[Replace: In an announcement, Telltale described in the present day’s information as “a majority studio closure” and confirmed that 25 workers will keep on “to satisfy the corporate’s obligations to its board and companions.” Extra information in regards to the studio’s portfolio of video games can be divulged “within the coming weeks.”
“It has been an extremely tough 12 months for Telltale as we labored to set the corporate on a brand new course,” stated Telltale Video games CEO Pete Hawley. “Sadly, we ran out of time making an attempt to get there.”
“We launched a few of our greatest content material this 12 months and obtained an incredible quantity of optimistic suggestions, however in the end, that didn’t translate to gross sales. With a heavy coronary heart, we watch our mates go away in the present day to unfold our model of storytelling throughout the video games trade.”]
It is a powerful day for the studio behind journey recreation sequence like The Strolling Useless, Sport of Thrones, The Wolf Amongst Us, and quite a few different high-profile initiatives. Early reviews in the present day steered that Telltale Video games is perhaps closing its doorways, and whereas that is not the case, the fact is not significantly better.
After a spherical of mass layoffs, Telltale is down from a whole lot of workers to “round 25,” based on The Verge. If that looks like a painful last-ditch restructuring effort, I wholeheartedly agree.
Simply trying on the studio’s known-about plans, Telltale at present has The Strolling Useless: The Ultimate Season, The Wolf Amongst Us: Season Two, Sport of Thrones: Season Two, and a Stranger Issues recreation.
How Telltale goes on from right here, I am undecided. Our greatest goes out to everybody affected.
The Strolling Useless studio Telltale hit with layoffs [The Verge]
Telltale Video games [Twitter]