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Telltale reportedly lays off more employees, shrinking the 'skeleton crew' further

By Polycount
Oct 5, 2018
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  1. For those who aren't up-to-date on the latest gaming industry news, Telltale Games recently laid off a whopping 90 percent of its staff. It was reported that the company would retain a small "skeleton crew" of employees whose sole job was to finish the final season of The Walking Dead, its popular licensed adventure game series.

    Indeed, Telltale's later statements seemed to reinforce this idea - the studio claimed it was in talks with "multiple partners" to finish the final season. Unfortunately for fans and employees, that's beginning to seem a lot less likely now.

    Former Telltale narrative designer Rachel Noel stated on Twitter yesterday that the previously-mentioned skeleton crew -- which included herself -- had been laid off. In a second tweet, she clarified that there were "still good people" at the company and that it was only her team that had been laid off.

    Given that there were reportedly only 25 employees left on this skeleton crew, it's not clear how many people are still working at Telltale now; the size of Noel's former team is unknown.

    It should be noted that we only have the words of Noel to go by here - Telltale hasn't issued an official statement confirming (or denying) any further layoffs. As such, it may be wise to take this information with a grain of salt.

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  2. gigantor21

    gigantor21 TS Maniac Posts: 169   +230

    "More bad news for Telltale?" The employees they screwed over because of these sudden layoffs are the only ones I'm concerned about. Telltale dug it's own grave.
    Reehahs likes this.
  3. amghwk

    amghwk TS Guru Posts: 503   +307

    I thought we already knew they were going to close down after their current last project.... should this be surprising news at all? Worth the space for another article?
  4. Skjorn

    Skjorn TS Maniac Posts: 330   +179

    I like how they tried to blame that investor on closing when it is really because they have no sales, I wouldn't invest if there isn't any return either. WHodathunkit. That is what happens when you try to make your entire company about making video game adaptations of movies/tv. Being the Funko of gaming isn't the best of plans.

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