Telltale Games the American video game developer and publisher has laid off 25% of the staff member which is nearly 90 people. this happened because the company decided to reorganize their studio to make more quality games.
While talking to GamesIndustry.Biz Pete Hawley the CEO explained that they are making the team smaller so that company can focus on making fewer games but it would be of high quality. he also quoted the statement below
“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,”
Telltale games have received criticism from the community who raised concerns that the quality of their games is decreasing due to productions of too many games simultaneously and seems like the company is trying to fix the issue.
Telltale Games was founded in 2004 and in over last 13 years the company has created some of the most epic graphic adventure games like The Walking Dead Series, Wolf Among Us, Games Of Thrones and more.
But now with the company restructuring to stay competitive and be a prominent studio in the market the lays off were inevitable. it is a sad news but amidst this incident also came much positivity from the many community members.
Telltale has vowed to assist the laid off staff to get back on the career path
…”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.”
Creative Designer from Ghost Games offered his help to now ex-telltale games writers.
We have nothing but respect for the team at TellTale. If any writers leaving there are interested in taking on a new challenge, plz DM.
— Ken Levine (@levine) November 7, 2017
The writer of Star Wars Battlefront 2 Mitch Dyer also offered his condolences and offered new opportunities to the laid-off devs and designer.
Telltale fam: If you’re interested in a job at Motive, contact me/send your CV for a referral. Montreal is beautiful https://t.co/rDv0xiGMw1
— Mitch Dyer (@MitchyD) November 7, 2017
Maarten Goldstein one of the developers from Gearbox also offered his help.
— Maarten Goldstein (@maarten_g) November 7, 2017
The announced games like The Wolf Among US 2, Batman, Guardian Of The Galaxy will remain unaffected so you can expect to get them when they announce a release date.