Telltale Games Announces Pete Hawley as New CEO

The former Zynga executive has found a new home with the story-driven development studio.

Earlier today, Telltale Games, the studio known for its story-driven episodic titles such as The Walking DeadThe Wolf Among Us, and Batman: The Telltale Series announced that Pete Hawley will be taking over as the company’s CEO beginning this Monday, September 18.

Hawley previously served as SVP and GM of games at Zynga and before then serving as the CEO and co-founder at Red Robot Labs. Hawley has also been in executive positions at both EA and CrowdStar and also worked alongside famed developer Peter Molyneux at Lionhead studios on projects like Black & White and Fable. Hawley succeeds Dan Connors at Telltale Games who co-founded the company in 2004 with Kevin Bruner and Troy Molander.

Hawley spoke about his excitement in regards to joining Telltale while also talking about the future of the studio, giving the following statement:

I am a huge fan of all Telltale Games and what they’ve achieved as a company in becoming the leading storytellers in gaming under the leadership of Dan and Kevin. I look forward to working closely with Telltale Games’ talented team, industry leading IP and partners to drive new ways to bring players together in innovative and exciting game content. Telltale is unique, and I’m thrilled to be a part of its amazing future.

Any changes that Telltale will go through while under Hawley will remain to be seen as he begins to implement his vision for the future of the company. For now, Telltale is currently hard at work on multiple projects such as Batman: The Enemy WithinMinecraft: Story Mode: Season 2, and Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series. New seasons for both The Walking Dead and The Wolf Among Us will also be arriving in the future.

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Logan Moore

Logan Moore is the Managing Editor around these parts and enjoys the video game Super Mario Odyssey.

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