Last Friday, Telltale Games made the shocking announcement that the studio is undergoing a major closure that will result in 200 people losing their jobs. Several reports from Telltale employees revealed that people were asked to leave the building within 30 minutes after the news was announced.
One of the developers who was asked to leave was Emily Grace Buck, who previously held the role as narrative designer. In a recent tweet she posted, Buck revealed that Telltale employees were given 3 hours to return to the building and retrieve their things the day after the studio announced its closure.
The studio’s CEO, Pete Hawley revealed that the studio suffered from an “incredibly difficult year,” and while Telltale is proud of all the games they have released so far, sales weren’t enough to keep the company from running. As for the upcoming projects and current games, it seems that most titles by the studio will be cancelled indefinitely.
Telltale’s most popular game so far is The Walking Dead, which is currently in its final season, with the first episode already released. The second episode is due on Tuesday, but it is unknown if Telltale will continue to publish all episodes, but promised to announce specific details in the coming weeks.
Reports claimed that the first season of Telltale’s The Walking Dead and Minecraft were both successful concerning sales. However, every single game that followed after lost the studio a significant amount of money. Out of all the games released so far, The Batman Game is reportedly the worst performing title released by Telltale.
What do you think about Telltale’s sudden closure? Will we ever see the end of Clementine’s story?