After a tragic decline last year, Telltale Games is coming back with a new ownership. The studio is best known for adaptations of series like The Walking Dead and Game of Thrones. The studio will now be helmed by Jamie Ottilie and Brian Waddle, who are both industry veterans with experience in mobile gaming and the technology side.
In a statement, Ottilie stated, “We believe there is still so much life to the brand and its franchises, and we look forward to building upon the company’s storytelling legacy.” The studio will now operate out of Malibu and the new ownership group says that it will be re-releasing select games from the studio’s back catalog. The studio will be also developing new games in some of the company’s best-selling brands.
Telltale says that it has hired or contracted key talent from the previous iteration of the studio. However, no specific employees were named. According to the company, details about new games and re-releases should be expected in the coming weeks.
“We’re going to stay small over the next six months and we will work for more of a distributed development pipeline than Telltale was known for. We’ll focus on tools, technology, and design in-house. Some things like animation and motion capture will be done with the right partnerships externally,” Ottilie stated.