I spent the whole time editing this podcast on a yoga ball. So Gabe, I get you.
How does the saying go? Too many cooks in the kitchen spoils the broth? But what happens if you have too much damn broth? Ask Telltale, who, after years of releasing game after game, may understand that question more than any other developer. What began with CSI and Sam and Max games way back when has peaked with Telltale working with more major franchises than Disney can hand over. Walking Dead, Batman, Guardians of the Galaxy, Game of Thrones, and Minecraft dominate their upcoming and recently released games. It seems that leaves other titles left out in the lurch when it comes to potential sequels.
According to Eurogamer, Wolf Among Us and Tale From the Borderlands won’t be receiving any kind of followup from Telltale anytime soon, or at all. Wolf Among Us is notable for ending on a cliffhanger, and while it seems like Telltale is keen to make another game from that franchise, it won’t be soon. From one of their recent Reddit AMAs:
“Should we ever continue in the world of Fables and The Wolf Among Us… it is generally agreed upon here that we wouldn’t continue that storyline directly, and would leave things an open mystery that’s better left unanswered….”
That’s not a no, but not exactly a hope filled statement. It’s even worse for VGCC’s 2015 GOTY Tales from the Borderlands:
“While there are currently no plans for us to continue the story on the Telltale side, we do know that our friends at Gearbox and 2K are hard at work on what’s next for the Borderlands universe. We know that also means if anything happens Rhys, Fiona and the gang… the ball is in their court to see whether they will or will not be explored again in any possible future entry into that universe.”
Not exactly cheerful. Looks like Tales fans will be left waiting unless Gearbox decides they really want a sequel. And since Gearbox is probably fully into producing Borderlands 3, I doubt they’re looking for another side story.
Despite the depressing news, Telltale fans aren’t exactly hurting. It’s a shame when fan beloved games won’t get another chance at glory, but if you’re still hoping to hear more news out of Telltale, you won’t be waiting for too long.