It’s been almost a year since TellTale Games went under. It was a sad time, but also understandable. The company had honed in on a particular type of game to the point where it started to feel lackluster. Characters from cool IPs can only hold your attention for so long before there needs to be something new done with your games. Whatever the case, it was disappointing for me and other players who had already purchased what would become their final game, the final season of their long running Walking Dead series. After two episodes the company announced its impending closure, and we were left with a sour taste in our mouths. Thankfully, Skybound (owned by the creator of The Walking Dead) decided to open up a games division and promised that they would be finishing up the series themselves.
Within six months I would write my final post about a TellTale game, one of a long line of posts about their games. Or so I thought. I was sent a message by a friend on Steam the other day with a link to this article (thanks Hurt!). It appears that a holding company called LCG Entertainment has formed and is picking up “key assets.” From the article:
The new company will be focused on “re-releasing select games from the studio’s back catalog and developing new games in some of the company’s best-selling brands,” according to the announcement.
Good news for people who haven’t been able to play those older games for whatever reason, as I suppose at some point you would no longer be able to acquire some of their better options such as The Wolf Among Us or Tales From The Borderlands. Re-releasing means some of them may end up again on newer game consoles, which are looking to be a thing by next year. More exciting though, is that they have said they got licensing rights to TWAU and Batman both of which I really enjoyed and would play another season of.
The article goes on to talk about how they have acquired talent that worked for the original company and are offering freelance positions to some of those that were let go last year, with full-time positions to come in the future. I think that’s great, particularly if they didn’t get a steady job by now, they can go back to something more familiar. It should also keep some of what we’ve come to expect from this style of game intact. I for one look forward to some new games as well, that are completely different than their norm. Something on the level of Detroit: Become Human would be fantastic. I guess we’ll see what the future holds, I’ll try to keep up on this story as things progress.