Second Season for Telltale's Game of Thrones Confirmed - NewsWilliam D'Angelo , posted on 20 November 2015 / 5,128 Views
Telltale Games just wrapped up the first season of its episodic Game of Thrones series and the company's CEO, Kevin Bruner, has now officially confirmed what many will have expected - a second season is in the works.
"When we initially announced the series in 2013, we let everyone know this would be a multi-title, multiyear partnership with HBO," Bruner told the Hollywood Reporter. "After this week's finale, I'm pleased to officially confirm that there will be a second season of Telltale's Game of Thrones series, and that it's currently in development."
"The questions left on the table at the conclusion of season one, who survived and who didn't, as well as all the other choices you made play a huge role in the second season," added Bruner. "We've been planning the second season all along, but I really shouldn't be revealing more than that."
Bruner also discussed how Telltale develops its games more like a television series than the majority of game developers:
"While we cannot divulge any of the specific details, we can say that Telltale's approach to game development is much more like television than most other game developers. Across all of our series — The Walking Dead, Minecraft: Story Mode and more — the development process at Telltale spends a significant amount of time upfront in the writer's rooms with not just writers, but designers, directors and creative input from all across the studio.
It's not unusual for our games to exist longer on whiteboards and sticky notes and in scripts longer than they do in traditional game production. It's incredibly similar to how TV often spends so much time in preproduction and planning before moving into actually shooting. It's from then on that we take the live development aspect into play, observing the audience and their feedback as we're able to adjust and build upon the experience along the way.
I'd say that's been a defining approach here at Telltale over the last 10 years, as we've always envisioned our games as more in line with interactive drama and playable cinema than what most might traditionally think of as "games." So while we cannot say exactly how far along season two is right now, we can say that there's never a shortage of sticky notes on the walls around the studio."
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