Telltale Games Issues Massive Layoffs, Several Games Canceled

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The company revealed in a statement that it laid off the majority of its employees today, the remainder sticking around only to wrap up some business obligations for the board and company partners.

Telltale Games may not complete work on The Walking Dead: The Final Season following today's news of massive layoffs at the company, which will see the studio's staff reduced to 25 employees. USGamer separately reports that a new game in Telltale's The Wolf Among Us series, and a previously announced series based on the Netflix show Stranger Things, have been canceled.

We wish the developers well should they be affected by today's layoffs.

The Verge reports that only 25 people are now left at the studio, which previously employed hundreds.

A telling blow may have landed in June, however, when controversial ex-CEO Kevin Bruner sued the company after he was forced out and was owed money. However, not many expected for this week's major layoff to arrive, especially since The Walking Dead is such a popular game (and it's not the only successful title the studio worked on so far, obviously). The studio is now in the midst of releasing The Walking Dead: The Final Season, and have several games announced for the future including The Wolf Among Us 2 and Stranger Things, both of which have been seemingly canceled. And I'm also saddened at the loss of a studio that green-lit insane ideas that no one else would consider.

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The Verge reports that only 25 people are now left at the studio.

Telltale gained attention for its games The Walking Dead, The Wolf Among Us, Batman: The Enemy Within, and Game of Thrones.

Update: Telltale Games has confirmed the rumors, citing a majority studio closure.

Back in November 2017, Telltale Games announced a new vision: cut its total workforce by 25% so it could become more lean and concentrate on "fewer, better games".

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