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Telltale hit with massive layoffs, effectively closing down the company.

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Alex_The_Hedgehog said:

That's so sad, I loved The Walking Dead and Tales from the Borderlands. I still have to play some of their games.

The Final Season had a great start. Was it cancelled too? Seriously, this is so hard to believe...

From what I can find on the internet, it seems the final two episodes have been cancelled, and the second episode (Out next week) is the final one. That sucks!



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And here I thought about buying the Season pass for TWD Final Season ...

Now I wonder how that 2nd episode will look like too ...



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I remember playing the demo for TWD Season 1 years ago and finding the "gameplay" (or lack of it) to be a deal breaker. Even though I appreciate game devs such as them actually putting some effort into their storytelling (unlike most games), I do need at least somewhat-decent gameplay to be wrapped around a great story.

Anyway, hopefully the employees will find jobs in a better company and someone will try this type of deep, branching narratives with better gameplay in the future.



Bristow9091 said:
Alex_The_Hedgehog said:

That's so sad, I loved The Walking Dead and Tales from the Borderlands. I still have to play some of their games.

The Final Season had a great start. Was it cancelled too? Seriously, this is so hard to believe...

From what I can find on the internet, it seems the final two episodes have been cancelled, and the second episode (Out next week) is the final one. That sucks!

But you could pre order those episodes already in the season pass? Couldn't you? Refunds will have to be issued. 



think-man said:
Bristow9091 said:

From what I can find on the internet, it seems the final two episodes have been cancelled, and the second episode (Out next week) is the final one. That sucks!

But you could pre order those episodes already in the season pass? Couldn't you? Refunds will have to be issued. 

Yeah I'd imagine people will be able to get refunds, otherwise it's gonna' look like a shitshow with all the complaints, lol 



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at the end of the day they were a company that sold glorified fan-fictions as video games. they were not destined to last forever



Bristow9091 said:
think-man said:

But you could pre order those episodes already in the season pass? Couldn't you? Refunds will have to be issued. 

Yeah I'd imagine people will be able to get refunds, otherwise it's gonna' look like a shitshow with all the complaints, lol 

They'll have to take the owners of the company to court over it if the company no longer exists.



Wow, to not even get to finish their walking dead story, what a complete disaster. I've not even started season 2 yet and without a proper ending to the series I might not bother.

The episodic release format was bad, the games were mostly good, surprised at this news.



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Well that happens when you work on a dozen projects at the same time.
I guess people became bored of these kind of games (just like me) where every choice you make doesn't change the game at all.
They just lacked innovation and that's what got them eventually.



Mar1217 said:
And here I thought about buying the Season pass for TWD Final Season ...

I imagine that's what killed them: people (like me) who were “thinking about buying” but refused to do so until they knew that the game was worth the candle. Too many times we hear people getting excited by the start of an episodic story but the ending usually lets them down (Mass Effect 3, for example). When your entire business model depends on stringing out these long narratives with an audience that gets tired waiting you're eventually going to run out of purchasers.