In an unfortunate turns of events, developer Telltale Games, the studio behind several episodic adventure games released in recent years, such as The Walking Dead, The Wolf Among Us, Game of Thrones, Batman, and many others, announced that will be shutting down. According to a statement released by the studio, only a small group of 25 employees were left at the company in order to "fulfill the company’s obligations to its board and partners."
It’s been an incredibly difficult year for Telltale as we worked to set the company on a new course. Unfortunately, we ran out of time trying to get there. We released some of our best content this year and received a tremendous amount of positive feedback, but ultimately, that did not translate to sales. With a heavy heart, we watch our friends leave today to spread our brand of storytelling across the games industry.
In addition, USgamer is reporting that the small group still at Telltale Games will only be working on the Minecraft Story Mode project for Netflix. This means that the The Walking Dead: The Final Season, which will see its second episode release this Tuesday, September 25th, will be left unfinished.
We hope that the whole team behind these amazing gaming experiences delivered in these last few years quickly manage to get new jobs and projects.
Source: US Gamer