Telltale Games, the studio best known for the episodic game series based on The Walking Dead, and the style of gameplay it popularized, has shared an update on where the studio is at the end of 2021, plus its plans for the coming year.
Telltale all but shuttered in 2018, when more than 90% of the staff was laid off. Only a small skeleton crew stayed on to finish work on the game Minecraft: Story Mode. But in August 2019, another game company, LCG Entertainment, purchased the flagging studio and revived it with new staff.
"We're industry veterans — former members and fans of the original Telltale — honoring that legacy of great storytelling," Telltale wrote in its announcement Tuesday.
New Telltale's first move was to announce a sequel to the popular and critically acclaimed The Wolf Among Us at The Game Awards in 2019. It's since re-released several of the games it retained the rights to alongside a new mode for Batman: The Telltale Series.
Work on The Wolf Among Us Season 2 has continued throughout this period, and the company is now partnering with Deck Nine Games to make The Expanse: A Telltale Series. It's also developing on Unreal Engine, a new engine for the studio. Telltale promises more news about The Wolf Among Us Season 2 in Issue 342 of Game Informer, which was released Tuesday.
"It's been two years since we first signaled Telltale's rebirth," the company wrote in the year-end update. "We've done so much in that time and we have so much more work ahead of us."