Telltale Games is laying off most of its staff, canceling upcoming games

It's almost the end of the road for the episodic games studio Telltale Games: the team is laying off 225 of its 250 employees, and it seems to be canceling most of the titles it had in the pipeline. The rest of the staff is working on the series Minecraft: Story Mode for Netflix, according to reports.

"Today Telltale Games made the difficult decision to begin a major studio closure after a year marked by insurmountable challenges," Telltale said in a statement . "Telltale will issue more comments on its product portfolio in the coming weeks."

Although it has not been confirmed by Telltale, reports from US Gamer cite sources that say everything in the study calendar except for Minecraft: Story mode will no longer be seeing the light of day. That includes the Stranger Things series of the games that was announced in June.

Out of Time

"It has been an incredibly difficult year for Telltale as we worked to establish the company on a new course," said CEO Pete Hawley . "Unfortunately, we ran out of time trying to get in. We released some of our best content this year and received a huge amount of positive feedback, but ultimately that did not translate into sales."

The games that Telltale has produced has in fact attracted many accolades and a lot of admirers for its narrative and visual quality, but it seems that there are not enough people playing these titles in their own adventure style. [19659002] It is likely that players who have been playing the last season of The Walking Dead remain in limbo, without confirmation yet that the second episode to be released next week will come to light, let alone the third episodes and a quarter. for later this year. The Wolf Among Us 2 is another title that apparently has been canceled.

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