Telltale Games Cuts 25% of Their Workforce: 90 People Out of Jobs

Tell­tale Games just got done with the sea­son finale of Guardians of the Galaxy, which launched today. The stu­dio show­ing no clear warn­ing signs of any stress it could have been under, but along with its sea­son finale announce­ment, Tell­tale also announced they would be lay­ing off 90 employees.

This is part of what Tell­tale is call­ing “com­pre­hen­sive com­pa­ny restruc­tur­ing.” In their press release, they stat­ed they mov­ing in a direc­tion to be “more com­pet­i­tive as a devel­op­er and pub­lish­er of ground­break­ing sto­ry-dri­ven gam­ing expe­ri­ences with an empha­sis on high qual­i­ty in the years ahead.” The stu­dio also men­tioned these lay­offs would not affect any pre­vi­ous­ly announced projects. Those include, The Wolf Among Us, Bat­man, and The Walk­ing Dead.

Telltale Games Cuts 25% of Their Workforce: 90 People Out of Jobs

CEO Pete Haw­ley stat­ed that the world of gam­ing is shift­ing and Tell­tale needs to.. basi­cal­ly go with the flow. “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.”

The stu­dio also plans to move its inter­nal devel­op­ment “over to more proven tech­nolo­gies that will fast-track inno­va­tion in its core prod­ucts.” This change is an obvi­ous one, after the many crit­i­cisms it has received over the years for its tech­nolo­gies performance.

Peo­ple all over are putting up job list­ing for the impact­ed employ­ees. Twit­ter is espe­cial­ly abuzz, with the hash­tag Tell­tale­jobs being on the trends feed. Tell­tales CEO Pete Haw­ley thanked those impact­ed employ­ees today say­ing,  “all the con­tri­bu­tions that these incred­i­bly tal­ent­ed artists, sto­ry­tellers, and more have made to the company.”

I am a Platinum lover and an ex- Cod-aholic. I've been playing games since I was 5 years old and I refuse to quit, despite my mother's attempts to get me to. God of War and its successors are my all time favorite games.

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