After news surfaced last year about narrative driven game development studio, Telltale Games eventually closed its doors after a series of financial troubles for the once beloved gaming studio. The news was shocking to many, leaving behind countless series that remain unfinished.
However, it seems that fans of the developer might want to start celebrating as it seems LCG Entertainment is relaunching Telltale Games in order to bring back their catalogue of titles and eventually release new games under the Telltale name.
The newly revamped Telltale Games will hire back or contract former employees from the studio. The team is now led by Jamie Ottilie and Brian Waddle, along with a group of investors – including Athlon Games – looking to return the studio who has been most famous for its deep storytelling and episodic releases.
“All of us were big fans of the games Telltale created, as we strongly believe in games as a storytelling medium and nobody did it better. Even now, when you see a game with strong narrative, it’s always compared to Telltale, so it’s no surprise that players and industry colleagues alike mourned the studio’s closure. We believe there is still so much life to the brand and its franchises, and we look forward to building upon the company’s storytelling legacy.” – Jamie Ottilie, Telltale CEO
“There is still a huge fanbase of Telltale players and that’s one of the main reasons we decided to make this investment. It’s hard to see your favorite games disappear or not get the sequels they deserve, so we thank everyone for their patience and support. We’ve got some exciting things to share soon. We’ll try not to keep them waiting too long, but we think fans will be pleased.” – Brian Waddle, Telltale Chief Revenue Officer
Along with the news of Telltale Games resurfacing, they also announced that new IP and re-releases of back catalogue titles will be announced within the next few weeks. As of now, there’s no telling what Telltale Games will do with the final The Walking Dead series, the episodic release the team was working on when the studio shut down which was then picked up and finished by Skybound Games.
Source: Business Wire