Report: Telltale Games Hit with Major Layoffs, Future Projects Canceled [UPDATE]

Telltale Games has seemingly cut almost the entirety of its staff.

on September 21, 2018 4:00 PM

According to multiple sources, Telltale Games, the creators of popular episodic adventure games like The Walking Dead, Tales from the Borderlands, The Wolf Among Us, Batman, Game of Thrones, and more are reportedly being hit with a huge number of layoffs.

The Verge is reporting that the studio has laid off almost the entirety of the staff with now only a small crew of 25 members left. USGamer also stated via their own report that Telltale has effectively canceled the upcoming Stranger Things project in addition to The Wolf Among Us 2.

The news first began hitting Twitter this afternoon as some members of Telltale’s staff began tweeting that they were looking for new work:

This was followed by many other developers from other studios around the industry wishing those at Telltale their best in light of the layoffs. As of now, Telltale still hasn’t publicly commented on this matter but that statement will likely be coming soon. We’ll update this story once we hear more word on what has transpired.

Telltale’s latest title, The Walking Dead: The Final Season, is still slated to release its second episode on September 25. You can check out our review of the first episode if you haven’t already.

As always, our best goes out to anyone affected by these layoffs and we wish you the best moving forward.

UPDATE: A previous version of this story cited USGamer’s report that Telltale had filed bankruptcy but that report has since been updated and is no longer the case. We have updated our own story as a result.

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Jordan Boyd is a Staff Writer at DualShockers, specializing in indie games, RPGs and shooting titles. He's majoring in journalism at Stony Brook University on Long Island. During the 7th console generation, Jordan faced a crippling blow with the release of Aliens: Colonial Marines that scarred him for life.