July 5, 2022

The Walking Dead Studio Telltale Games Hit With Layoffs Ahead Of Closure

Telltale Games, responsible for episodic adventure titles such as The Walking Dead, Batman, and Game of Thrones, laid off a large number of staff today. It’s reported the company will retain a smaller team of around 25.

Reports state once Telltale finishes Netflix’s Minecraft: Story Mode, it will close its doors.

The final season of Telltale’s award-winning series, The Walking Dead, started last month. The second episode is due to launch next week. Reports from multiple developers let go from the company have reported Episode 2 will be the last release, and the game will furthermore be canceled.

A few months prior, Telltale was under the spotlight for accusations of toxic management and overworking of employees. In June, co-founder and former CEO Kevin Bruner sued the studio seeking recovery of financial damages. Telltale described the suit as “meritless” and “an apparent means of extracting revenge on a company already under financial strain.”

 

Source: TheVerge


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