Telltale Lays Off 90 Employees, Says They’ll be Working on Engine, Restructuring

Telltale Games have laid off around 25% of its employees in a move to restructure the company and make changes to the technology used to create their games, according to a press release they sent out on Tuesday.

With around 360 employees working at Telltale, this means the layoffs affect 90 personnel. The idea behind the restructuring is to allow the company to “move internal development over to more proven technologies that will fast-track innovation in its core products as it works with new partners to bring its games to new audiences.” The work focused on rebuilding their engines and other technologies will not, however, affect any “previously announced projects,” meaning Batman, Minecraft, The Wolf Among Us and The Walking Dead will all continue as planned. Recently, Telltale talked about how their Game of Thrones game will be taking a break and there have been no news or rumors of any new projects as of late.

The main goal of this restructuring is to make Telltale “more competitive as a developer and publisher of groundbreaking story-driven gaming experiences with an emphasis on high quality in the years ahead.” Here’s hoping everyone affected lands on their feet.

Telltale’s CEO Pete Hawley also made a personal note in the press release, thanking the 90 employees for, “all the contributions that these incredibly talented artists, storytellers, and more have made to the company.” He also mentioned that Telltale will be assisting the now laid off employees “career assistance.”

Telltale also released an episode of Minecraft Story Mode and the season finale of their Guardians of the Galaxy series today, too. So, big day for them.