Following Telltale layoffs, Netflix still wants to make a Stranger Things game

Joanna Estrada
September 25, 2018

Fans of the series will be sad to hear that the conclusion to Clementine's story arc won't see the light of day.

Telltale Games is now operating with a skeleton staff of just 25, who have all been tasked with finishing the Minecraft: Story Mode interactive series for Netflix. In the wake of that news, the company co-founder sued the company, Telltale Games announced a partnership with Netflix, and a new engine was announced for future games.

"To my knowledge, they will release Episode 2 and that will be it", said Hutchison in a statement on Twitter. Make sure you let us know. You can read her full statement on Telltale's closure below.

Telltale will keep 25 employees on until early 2019 in an effort to finish up any remaining commitments to board partners/investors. She added that many former employees were contract workers who can't get unemployment benefits in the US. Unfortunately, we ran out of time trying to get there. 'We released some of our best content this year and received a tremendous amount of positive feedback, but ultimately, that did not translate to sales. "They developed many great games in the past and left an indelible mark in the industry".

Telltale's official stance is that it will comment on its product portfolio in the coming weeks but given that 225 people just got fired with no severance pay, some of that information is making its way out early.

Following Friday's news that Telltale Games has laid off the majority of its workforce, leaving 250 people without jobs and the last two episodes of The Walking Dead: The Final Season seemingly cancelled, Clementine voice actor Melissa Hutchison has offered a response to the news over the weekend.

Rumour is that the skeleton crew of 25 will be finishing work on the upcoming Minecraft series for Netflix, as part of a contractual obligation. We are in the process of evaluating other options for bringing the Stranger Things universe to life in an interactive medium.

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