For the past couple years, Telltale games has been in a declining state. In 2017 they laid off 90 employees, and according to US Gamer the company’s development cycle was a grueling one. It’s environment being that of constant crunch time that forced developers to push out games as quickly as possible.
Telltale CEO Pete Hawley released a statement on the closure, “It’s been an incredibly difficult year for Telltale as we worked to set the company on a new course. Unfortunately, we ran out of time trying to get there. We released some of our best content this year and received a tremendous amount of positive feedback, but ultimately, that did not translate to sales. With a heavy heart, we watch our friends leave today to spread our brand of storytelling across the games industry.”
Fans of Telltale’s games will be sad to find out that Wolf Among Us 2 and Stranger Things will be canceled.
Obviously this closure will affect a large number of developers, and the public is responding in a very positive light. Currently, #TelltaleJobs is trending on Twitter to help find opportunities for those affected.
According to Telltale, 25 employees will be staying on to “fulfill the company’s obligations to its board and partners.”