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Telltale Games Issues Massive Layoffs, Several Games Canceled

September 22, 2018 | Posted by Larry Csonka
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According to US Gamer, Telltale Games has undergone massive layoffs, closed its majority studio, and canceled upcoming releases of The Wolf Among Us 2, Stranger Things, and the final season of The Walking Dead. Telltale CEO Kevin Bruner confirmed the news on Friday…

Today Telltale Games made the difficult decision to begin a majority studio closure following a year marked by insurmountable challenges. A majority of the company’s employees were dismissed earlier this morning, with a small group of 25 employees staying on to fulfill the company’s obligations to its board and partners. CEO Pete Hawley issued the following statement:

“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.”

Telltale will issue further comments regarding its product portfolio in the coming weeks.