It’s a lighter week for news but many conversations regarding the 250 employees laid off by Telltale continue to rage on. Here are our thoughts from the week, including a Tweet for God of War director Cory Barlog.
Telltale looks to finishing The Walking Dead despite closure
As everyone waits to learn more about the Telltale closure and the fate of The Walking Dead’s final season, Twitter has stirred up many conversations about the hundreds of developers who were laid off without severance.
@telltalegames management seems more concerned with fan appeasement than making good with the 250 people they put out of a job.
— Devin Valdivia (@devinvaldivia) September 25, 2018
I would hope this means that you will first pay your entire team their severance, and then proceed to finish the final episodes. I would be fine waiting however long it took to ensure we first treated those who worked so hard with the humanity and respect they deserve.❤️
— Cory Balrog 🎮 🏳️🌈🏳️🌈🏳️🌈#CREATE (@corybarlog) September 25, 2018
Wandersong is a glimmer of hope in a dark world
In more uplifting gaming news, Wandersong is an indie game for PC and Nintendo Switch. It surprised both Evan and Marcus in big ways. We thank you’ll get a kick out of this one.
— Top Shelf Gaming @ LA Comic Con (@TopShelfGaming) September 28, 2018
“Going gold” is used to describe when a game has officially completed development and is sent to be printed on discs. In this day and age, what that really means is that the game is good enough to be shipped and can just be updated later.
Never really understand the surprise/excitement over a game going gold. As an achievement for the team, I get it, but for fans, it just means it's done. Did we expect otherwise? It's out in less than 4 weeks, of course it's done.
— Devin Valdivia (@devinvaldivia) September 30, 2018
That’s all for this week, but there’s a lot more where that came from. Follow Top Shelf Gaming and the hashtag #DailyHotTake to stick with us as the team shares their thoughts throughout the week.