Popular game developer Telltale Games is reportedly shutting its doors soon, according to co-founder Kevin Bruner. This follows the large layoff of staff back in November 2017, as well as a lawsuit by the aforementioned co-founder. According to The Verge, more staff were laid off earlier today, leaving only a small team of 25 employees. Additionally, The Verge reports that the dismissed employees did not receive any severance pay.
Kevin Bruner has published a statement on his personal blog, reflecting his sorrow for the employees that lost their jobs.
Today, I’m mostly saddened for the people who are losing their jobs at a studio they love. And I’m also saddened at the loss of a studio that green-lit crazy ideas that no one else would consider. I’m comforted a bit knowing there are now so many new talented people and studios creating games in the evolving narrative genre. While I look forward to those games and new developments, and continuing to contribute, I will always find “A Telltale Game” to have been a unique offering.
Telltale Games most recently released the first episode of The Walking Dead: The Final Season, with the second episode to release next week.
UPDATE: The official Telltale Games Twitter handle has released a statement.
Kevin Bruner's blog post
The Verge report