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Telltale Games Lays Off 25 Percent of Staff

From IGN - November 7, 2017
By Jonathon Dornbush

Telltale Games, the developers behind choice-based episodic series like The Walking Dead, Batman, and Guardians of the Galaxy, has announced 25 percent of its staff has been laid off in a company-wide restructure.

The reduction affects 90 staffers across all of Telltale's divisions but are, according to a press release, not going to affect Telltale's already announced slate of games, which includes new seasons of The Walking Dead and The Wolf Among Us.

"The decision is designed to make the company, a leader in player-driven narrative games, more competitive as a developer and publisher of groundbreaking story-driven gaming experiences with an emphasis on high quality in the years ahead," a statement from the company reads.

IGN has reached out to Telltale for more information and will update this story should they respond. It is unclear what implications this will have on Telltale's Super Show, a format the company announced in 2015alongside the announcement of Lionsgate's significant investment in the company.

Telltale will, according to the announcement, also "move internal development over to more proven technologies that will fast-track innovation in its core products," but it is unclear what specific production changes will be made.

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