Telltale Games shutting down (confirmed)

Telltale Games shutting down (confirmed) 1

Earlier today, we reported that Telltale Games was rumored to be shutting down based on a post from Kevin Bruner, a co-founder of the company. Telltale Games specializes in the narrative, story-driven games such as The Walking Dead, Minecraft: Story Mode, Tales from the Borderlands, and The Wolf Among Us.

Now, Telltale has gone out and confirmed that the company will be shutting down after its final project: The Walking Dead: The Final Season. An official statement reports that the studio has faced financial obstacles in a year “marked by insurmountable challenges” and thus will “being a majority studio closure.” Telltale mentions that the majority of the company’s staff were fired today as a result of the shutdown with only a skeletal staff remaining to finish their last project.

CEO Pete Hawley explains:

“It’s been an incredibly difficult year for Telltale as we worked to set the company on a new course” and that the company “ran out of time to get there.”

Hawley says that even though the company is struggling, they’ve released some of their best content this year and “received a tremendous amount of positive feedback.” He hopes that the staff will spread their “brand of storytelling across the games industry.”

Telltale then said the further info is available regarding their current and other projects will be released in the coming weeks. The statement can be seen on their official Twitter account @telltalegames:

They’ll be releasing more information for the fans who were expecting other titles and wondering what will happen to them soon. For now, it just seems like Telltale will be telling its last tale due to low sales.

 

Puzzle Fighter is shutting down – lots of freebies to grab

Puzzle Fighter will be shutting down.

Capcom Vancouver has announced that it’ll be shutting down Puzzle Fighter, it’s mobile puzzler fighting game.

It’s a reboot of the 90s puzzle game which came out in November 2017. Players could choose as classic characters from many different series like Mega Man, Darkstalkers, Dead Rising, Final Fight, Resident Evil, and Street Fighter. The game has only been available on mobile platforms so far.

In a post, Capcom explains that instead of Puzzle Fighter, it’ll be shifting its focus onto Dead Rising instead. They also gave a sincere thanks to fans of the semi-popular mobile fighting game by gifting them 10,000 gems (in-game currency). New characters such as Regina, Dr. Wily, and Ada Wong are free to play as and new levels such as the Lab, Darminor, and Uroboros are all free as well.

The soundtrack is also available on SoundCloud for people who like the OST. And the Classic Mode special event will now be constantly available at all times until the server shuts down.

In-game purchases have been suspended but existing purchases can be still used anytime to upgrade your characters.

The server will shut down on July 31st, 2018.

Source: Techraptor.

Sony shutting down servers for many games – including Killzone 2 and 3

sony server shutdown

Sony has announced that it’ll be shutting down its servers for several titles ranging across a variety of platforms. Killzone 2 and 3 are probably the most popular games out of the crew. Killzone 2 dates back to 2009 while Killzone 3 released in 2011. These games were heavily advertised and considered to be some … Read more