A few days ago, Telltale Games revealed it had laid off hundreds of employees, with only 25 staff members remaining. The skeleton crew was reportedly staying on to fulfill contractual obligations, which allegedly includes work on a Minecraft: Story Mode project for Netflix.
With the harsh realities still kicking in for people who were part of the former development team, one of the voice actors has taken to Twitter to shed a bit more light on the situation. Melissa Hutchinson, best known for providing the voice of Clementine in The Walking Dead series, said it was "one of the toughest days ever" and that she had been "deeply moved" by the messages of support.
Hutchinson went on to explain how she had no idea what was going on behind the scenes, much like the fans, and said The Walking Dead series would come to an abrupt end:
I, unfortunately, like most of you, do not have the details on how this all came to be and I also do not know the fate of the final season of TWD. To my knowledge, they will release Episode 2 and then that will be it. It hurts me that you, the fans, will not get to see Clem’s journey through to the end.
The bad news didn't stop there, as she went on to confirm the sequel to The Wolf Among Us would not see the light of day:
It hurts to know that all of the extremely talented actors who lent voice to this final season, won’t get to experience the final ending of one of the best damn game titles in the history of games and it hurts to know that long-awaited titles like a second season of The Wolf Among Us won’t be made.
To finish up, she signed off with the names of all of the characters she had preiously played in Telltale's games over the years including Clementine, Toad and Beauty from The Wolf Among Us, Isa from Minecraft: Story Mode and many others.
Telltale Games was started in 2004 by a group of former LucasArts employees. Its first game was Telltale Texas Hold'em and this followed with releases like Tales of Monkey Island and Sam & Max. 2012 was arguably its breakout year when it released the original Walking Dead video game.