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Telltale Layoffs

Speaking of Telltale, Polygon has the unfortunate news that the studio is laying off 90 staff, approximately 25% of its workforce. They have an official statement covering the news:

In a statement, Telltale said the decision to lay off staff is design to make the company “more competitive as a developer and publisher of groundbreaking story-driven gaming experiences with an emphasis on high quality in the years ahead.”

“Our industry has shifted in tremendous ways over the past few years,” Telltale Games CEO Pete Hawley said in a statement. “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 restructuring is “not expected to impact the release of any of the company’s previously announced projects,” Telltale said.

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7. Re: Telltale Layoffs Nov 8, 2017, 09:49 Beamer
 
Angrius Maximis wrote on Nov 8, 2017, 09:41:
I dont get the hype for this company. They basically make nice artwork quick time event games and people just go GA GA over them

Think of them as interactive movies, not games. People are playing them for the story they interact with, not the gameplay.

 
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6. Re: Telltale Layoffs Nov 8, 2017, 09:41 Angrius Maximis
 
I dont get the hype for this company. They basically make nice artwork quick time event games and people just go GA GA over them  
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5. Re: Telltale Layoffs Nov 8, 2017, 00:42 jdreyer
 
Cutter wrote on Nov 7, 2017, 23:42:
Always nice to let people go just around Xmas time, isn't it?

Timing sux for sure.
 
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4. Re: Telltale Layoffs Nov 7, 2017, 23:45 Alamar
 
Cutter wrote on Nov 7, 2017, 23:42:
Always nice to let people go just around Xmas time, isn't it?

Better to let some go, than everyone... We've all seen many studios close, or worse, be bought by EA, heh...
 
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3. Re: Telltale Layoffs Nov 7, 2017, 23:42 Cutter
 
Always nice to let people go just around Xmas time, isn't it?
 
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You've got to be cruel to be kind...in the right measure.
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2. Re: Telltale Layoffs Nov 7, 2017, 22:22 Dirwulf
 

That's like every layoff announcement ever. I swear they all hire the same person to write the layoff PR.
 
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1. Re: Telltale Layoffs Nov 7, 2017, 21:35 jdreyer
 
Sad, but not surprising. They've had a lot of balls in the air the past couple of years. I wondered how they would be able to catch them all.  
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