Revived Telltale Games will show off its first game since closing
Resurrected studio Telltale Games will show off its upcoming sequel to The Wolf Among Us Wednesday during a livestream.
The details: The event starts at 10 a.m. PT and will be streamed via YouTube. Geoff Keighley will host.
Why it matters: It's the first major look at a new game from Telltale, a studio with a complicated history.
Catch up quick: Following years of internal turmoil around company culture, crunch and bad management, Telltale effectively shut down in 2018.
- More than 250 employees were laid off without warning, with a skeleton crew kept on to wrap up projects; some of its assets were auctioned off to LCG Entertainment.
As part of that sale, LCG obtained back-catalog rights to licensed games such as Batman and The Wolf Among Us.
- The company announced in 2019 that The Wolf Among Us would get a second season created in collaboration with a handful of the game's original developers, who went on to form their own studio, called AdHoc.
Yes, but: Telltale as it exists today is not the same company that shuttered, nor did it retain much of the studio's talent.
- After LCG's purchase, Jamie Ottilie — who took over the studio alongside Brian Waddle — said employees of the original studio would be offered freelance positions.