When news hit last year that Telltale Games was being shutdown, the announcement hit fans outside & inside of the industry hard. Telltale Games left us with their Batman game, the beloved The Walking Dead series & the sequel to their The Wolf Among Us game.
An announcment from Polygon arrived today that is sure to lift the spirits of gamers that had any hope that Telltale Games wohmd2 appear again. It looks like TellTale Games will indeed be returning under LCG Entertaiment. Not only will Telltale Games be revived but they will be returning with the rights to their Batman & The Wolf Among Us games. This new Telltale Games will be headed by Jamie Ottilie & Brian Waddle.
OttIlie had this to say:
“We’re going to stay small over the next six months and we will work for more of a distributed development pipeline than Telltale was known for,” Ottilie said. “We’ll focus on tools, technology and design in-house. Some things like animation and motion capture will be done with the right partnerships externally. We will probably keep the concept of episodes but with different pacing. This is a different world, from a media consumption standpoint,” Ottilie continued. “We need to look at how people like to entertain themselves. I like the idea of binge watching. [The original Telltale Games] brought me some of my favorite stories to play and they did an amazing job building a company.”
“It’s unfortunate the way that it ended. Certainly we’re working very hard not to make similar mistakes.”