Telltale Games has announced it is restructuring which has led to letting go 90 staff members, approximately 25% of the workforce, from the episodic game studio. While it is a significant portion of the studio’s staff Telltale has stated that announced projects have not been affected. However it does appear that the intent is to develop fewer games with higher quality in mind.
CEO Pete Hawley released the following statement.
“Our industry has shifted in tremendous ways over the past few years. The realities of the environment we face moving forward demand we evolve, as well, reorienting our organization with a focus on delivering fewer, better games with a smaller team.
I’d like to express our respect for all the contributions that these incredibly talented artists, storytellers and more have made to this company, and that this decision is in no way a reflection on the quality or dedication of their work. We have made available our full career assistance services to help our affected colleagues and friends – and their families – navigate this difficult transition as quickly as possible.”
As always we would like to extend our luck to those who have been affected, and hope they land on their feet soon elsewhere.