Telltale Video games cuts employees in response to "present market situations"

Kath Santarin
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Telltale Video games is the newest improvement studio to implement a spherical of employees layoffs.

Information of the layoffs broke late afternoon on October 5 when one of many studio's builders revealed on X (Twitter) that Telltale laid off most of its employees in September, only a few weeks after it acquired UK-based studio Flavourworks.

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It is usually being reported that the newly acquired studio suffered redundancies not lengthy after the acquisition (through Polygon).

Because the information broke, Telltale launched an announcement relating to letting a few of its employees go.

“As a result of present market situations, we regrettably needed to let a few of our Telltale staff go lately,” Telltale mentioned in an announcement on X (Twitter). “We didn't take this motion evenly, and our dedication to storytelling and discovering new methods to take action stays the identical.

“We're grateful to everybody for his or her dedication alongside this journey, and we're working to help everybody impacted. All initiatives presently in improvement are nonetheless in manufacturing, and we now have no additional updates right now.”

One of many initiatives Telltale is engaged on is the episodic graphic journey sport The Wolf Amongst Us 2. Introduced as being in improvement at San Diego Comedian-Con in 2017 and slated for a late 2018 launch on Mac, PC, consoles, and cell, the sport was delayed to 2019 earlier than Telltale confronted monetary points. In 2019, it was introduced throughout The Recreation Awards, after the Telltale model was rescued and relaunched, The Wolf Amongst Us 2 was again in improvement.

The sport will span 5 episodes, all of that are being developed without delay, and will probably be launched in a “tighter cadence” than previous Telltale video games.

Telltale mentioned earlier this 12 months the sport could be launched “when it is prepared.” It is coming to PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Collection X/S.

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