Shocking TellTale Games closure speaks to larger industry issues

Shocking TellTale Games closure speaks to larger industry issues”

They said that a skeletal staff remains of about two dozen employees who will continue to work for the company's final project- The Walking Dead: The Final Season. In California, where Telltale is based, companies are obligated to provide a reason and advanced, written notice to employees before firing them under the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification act.

Most people imagined that crew would stay on board for a few months, but as of October 4, 2018, Telltale Games laid off a few more of its employees. The news has come not in the form of a public statement from the studio, but rather in a tweet from Rachel Noel, a narrative designer at Telltale who was one of the company's few remaining employees.

Many took Retchel's initial tweet to mean that Telltale had formally ceased to exist, but this was later clarified that it was just her team that was laid off. 'Nah, jk, we all just got laid off, too.

Following the firings, a number of developers and creatives within the video game world have called for changes to be made to some of the more common practices.

Although it's not confirmed officially though, I'd say the Walking Dead is now effectively cancelled. While he has stressed points in the past that he likes to keep each of the mediums separate as to allow for slightly different stories to prosper, he played along for a moment.

Now, nearly two weeks later, those remaining 25 employees-known as the studio's "skeleton crew"-have been laid off". Although that's not much of a surprise given how Telltale ended things, there's still many people wondering where the profits from The Final Season's first two episodes are going (and where the potential profits from parts three and four would go). "80-hour crunch weeks. Mismanagement of some of the industry's top talent".

Telltale is also facing legal action now, as a class-action lawsuit has been filed against the company for breaking Californian working laws regarding the layoff.

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