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    Telltale Games going out of business

    I just learned that TTG is going under and i know it is also the publisher of 7D2D.. will this affect any upcoming updates for console??

    #2
    Was looking for the same info as well. FP went to TTG who used IG so..... maybe no impact at all? FP can just work w IG now directly?

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      #3
      To be honest I have no clue how that all works. But TT is the publisher for the console version and IG is just used for porting. If TT is going out of business then most likely some company bought them out and would take over the rights and or different companies will buy this or that or something.

      Maybe it was in the contract if something like this happens then TFP get back the rights or whatever and they then can manage it which I doubt they would considering they still not finished the PC version and that was one of the main reasons they sold the rights to start with because they wasn't a big enough group to finish making a game and dealing with console at the same time. Then they could sale the rights out again to someone else but that would be of course if it was in the contract for them to get the rights back or whatever. But I could be way off on how that works I'm not in this type of business so I have no clue.

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        #4
        This is from an update on Game informers website

        "Update #2: Telltale has confirmed that they have reduced their staff from 250 employees to 25 to "fulfill the company's obligations to its board and partners."

        Confirmation of the further announced projects and their status will be announced in the coming weeks. CEO Peter Hawley blamed poor sales as the primary reason for closure in the following statement."

        Hopefully IG can work something out with ttg

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          #5
          Yeah I just looked it up and they still have some staff and stuff. This all could just mean they no longer will be making games but still working out the deals they have made with partners such as TFP and such. So maybe it doesn't mean anything who knows. We will find out soon one way or the other.

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            #6
            Telltale is just a publisher. They don't actually make the games. Most likely the titles will be sold off to another publisher.

            I'm just now hearing about this, but I will keep you updated as I can.

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              #7
              Currently, this is the official word....

              "Today Telltale Games made the difficult decision to begin a majority studio closure following a year marked by insurmountable challenges. A majority of the company's employees were dismissed earlier this morning, with a small group of 25 employees staying on to fulfill the company's obligations to its board and partners."

              In the same statement, Telltale's CEO Pete Hawley said, "It's been an incredibly difficult year for Telltale as we worked to set the company on a new course. Unfortunately, we ran out of time trying to get there. We released some of our best content this year and received a tremendous amount of positive feedback, but ultimately, that did not translate to sales. With a heavy heart, we watch our friends leave today to spread our brand of storytelling across the games industry."


              The company says it will "issue further comments regarding its product portfolio in the coming weeks".

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                #8
                Damn we were so close to the update...

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by SylenThunder View Post
                  Telltale is just a publisher. They don't actually make the games. Most likely the titles will be sold off to another publisher.
                  SylenThunder is right, please don't panic.
                  Sometimes publishers owns Intellectual Property and Copyrights of the games they publish, it seems it is not the case for TellTales with 7DTD.

                  So wait and see ... and smash a few zombies heads meanwhile !

                  PS : and the unofficial word : please read carefully, nothing official here)
                  https://www.brunerhouse.com/blog/201...lltale-closure
                  Last edited by irjvik; 09-22-2018, 12:03 AM.

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                    #10
                    Literally the only game I own that was published by Telltale is Poker Night 2 (which I don't even play). So I really couldn't care less if they go out of business.

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                      #11
                      Going on Day 848 with my friends.. told them the news and what yall have said.. heres hoping for more days to come!!
                      thanks guys!!

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                        #12
                        Worst case, you'll always have the client you have now. (Which completely sucks if you're on an X-Box. Sorry guys.)

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                          #13
                          Originally posted by SylenThunder View Post
                          Worst case, you'll always have the client you have now. (Which completely sucks if you're on an X-Box. Sorry guys.)
                          Luckily im on ps4 lol Except for the occasional error when all 4 of us are playing, we've had no serious issues

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                            #14
                            I'm really interested in hearing how this is handled. Yes, they weren't deving the game directly, but they are responsible for its distribution and paying iron galaxy to port it. What makes me nervous is having to find another publisher, and one thats willing to work wth iron galaxy. Tricky stuff. fingers crossed this works out.

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                              #15
                              Originally posted by SylenThunder View Post
                              Worst case, you'll always have the client you have now. (Which completely sucks if you're on an X-Box. Sorry guys.)
                              A realistic point of view.

                              As for me, playing solo on original PS4, I have only very minor issues, so I enjoy the game.
                              My only problem in the game "in current state" is landmines, damn, why lock them impossible to pick up ???
                              Dying due to invisible and/or bullet resistant landmines is no fun.
                              (I gave up and currently play on an old pre-traders map so I have very few landmines to deal with).

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