It would appear that one of the contributing factors to Telltale Games' demise was being sued for the leak surrounding its Stranger Things video game.
The sudden closure of Telltale Games earlier this year came as a shock to almost everybody. One day it was planning some exciting upcoming projects, the next it was laying off almost all of its staff. More than a month later, the truth of why everything went so wrong so fast is finally starting to see the light.
One of Telltale's greatest triumphs, and effectively the reason it became so big, was down to its game based on popular television series The Walking Dead. The company's troubles came before it had the chance to finish off the final season, naturally leaving fans worried that they would now never be able to play through its conclusion. Lucky for them, Skybound Entertainment has stepped in and will finish the job.
Another project that looks as if it may now fall by the wayside, at least for now, is the potential Stranger Things game. Telltale had partnered with Netflix to bring the weird and wonderful world of Hawkins, Indiana, to life. However, it appears that the exciting new project was part of Telltale's downfall. A video from Super Bunnyhop, which you can check out in full below, claims that leaks about the Stranger Things game and other Telltale-Netflix partnerships resulted in the developers being sued.
A Minecraft project was also supposed to be coming to Netflix, courtesy of Telltale. Anonymous sources told Super Bunnyhop that the gaming company was sued for $1 million because of the leaks and was a major contributor in it having to lay off almost all of its staff. Not just because that is a lot of money to have to pay out, but it may have also put off other partners from working with Telltale.
Both the Stranger Things and Minecraft projects are now in limbo. Netflix has assured fans that the former will still happen, but it will be under a different video game company's banner. The Minecraft project is apparently one of the few that the remaining employees at Telltale are still working on. However, there are also conflicting reports that most of the remaining employees have also been laid off so it's unclear exactly how many employees are working on projects at Telltale right now, if any.