Developer Telltale Games, finest recognized for episodic story-driven video games like The Walking Dead and Tales from the Borderlands, introduced right now that roughly 25 p.c of its workforce has been laid off.
As Gamesindustry stories, 90 folks had been affected by the wave of layoffs. Before right now, the studio was almost 400 sturdy. Telltale says the layoffs is not going to have an effect on any of its ongoing video games. However, shifting ahead they plan to make “fewer, better games with a smaller team.”
“I’d like to express our respect for all the contributions that these incredibly talented artists, storytellers and more have made to this company, and that this decision is in no way a reflection on the quality or dedication of their work,” stated Telltale CEO Pete Hawley. “We have made available our full career badistance services to help our affected colleagues and friends—and their families—navigate this difficult transition as quickly as possible.”
Telltale’s downsize comes on the heels of two different, extra dramatic shifts within the indie scene. In the previous week, Gigantic developer Motiga and Torchlight developer Runic Games had been each closed on the hand of their shared writer, Perfect World.