News of some boardroom shuffling at Telltale has revealed that the company is working on some sort of original IP, and has further unannounced partnerships to come.
The musical chairs aspect involves co-founder and president of Telltale, Kevin Bruner, is to change roles and become CEO instead. Current (soon to be former) CEO Dan Connors will remain with the company as an executive advisor. This is probably fascinating stuff for business-watchers, but from an external vantage point it’s hard to say what, if any, appreciable difference it’ll make to the company.
Buried at the end of the story is some interesting game-related news, however. Bruner is quoted as saying the following: “We’re already working on some of the biggest franchises in entertainment, and when you add our unannounced partnerships and upcoming original IP, it’s clear the most exciting time to be at Telltale is now.”
So, that’s confirmation that more licensed games (to add to Telltale’s current crop of The Walking Dead, Borderlands, Game of Throne and Minecraft) and word that they’ll be doing something with original characters in the near-ish future.
Those games will presumably stick somewhat close to the successful choice/moral dilemma model that Telltale has cultivated over the past few years.