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Telltale wouldn’t mind making a Half-life or Star Wars adventure game

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Like this, except you’d be talking to people.

Hot off the heels of their immense success with The Walking Dead: The Game, Telltale Games is already eyeing other beloved franchises that they could potentially make an episodic adventure game series out of.

Speaking in an interview with Red Bull U.K. (because hey, it gives you wings), Telltale CEO Dan Connors spoke a bit about how The Walking Dead: The Game was more serious in tone compared to previous Telltalle titles, that they were already planning out Season 2, and lastly, that they were very much interested in creating a game based on a highly renowned creative franchise.

With The Walking Dead the mood was definitely a lot more serious, but the areas we were pushing on from a gameplay standpoint and a narrative standpoint were fascinating and really motivated people.

Right now we are just starting to form the concept for season two… This all remains to be seen but we are definitely figuring out how to carry the saves over.

Coming from LucasArts we always felt we could do a great Star Wars story game… We also love the idea of building out a deeper story to a great game franchise, something like Half Life Stories or Halo Stories.

Of course, this doesn’t mean any such games are in production; merely that Telltale is interested in making them.

Indeed, a lot of Telltale’s staff originally came from Lucasarts, which itself was (and still is) responsible for the majority of Star Wars licensed games. In that sense, perhaps a telltale Star Wars game isn’t too far-fetched, especially considering the wide variety of genres and styles that the franchise has explored in the past.

As for Halo and Half-life, that’s a bit less likely, since Microsoft and Valve hold those franchises very dear to their corporate hearts and don’t show any signs of wanting to let other developers take the wheel. That said, with Telltale’s writing pedigree and recent acclaim, there’s no doubt that they’re getting noticed somewhere in the world of publishing. Therefore; not impossible. Just unlikely.

Any franchises you can think of that would make a cool Telltale game? Let us know, and stay tuned for more news on Telltale’s future projects, including the practically guaranteed Season 2 of The Walking Dead: The Game.

Now an occasional contributer, Michael Urban is the former Editor-in-Chief at OnlySP and has the nickname "Breadcrab" for reasons his therapist still doesn't understand. From the moment he first got hacked in Runescape, he's been uninterested in multiplayer games and has pursued the beauty of the single-player experience, especially in terms of story and creative design. His hobbies include reading, writing, singing in the shower, pretending to be productive, and providing info and feedback regarding the games industry. It is an industry, right? You can ask him a question or send him spam at michaelurban@www.onlysp.com. Also, follow him on Twitter or the terrorists win. (@MichaelUrban1)

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Ubisoft Discusses How Uplay Plus Will Improve Communication With Players

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Ubisoft believes that its new subscription service Uplay Plus will help the publisher improve communication with players.

Alain Corre, the executive director of EMEA at Ubisoft, spoke to GamesIndustry.biz where he outlined the vision and strategy for the company’s new subscription service. He explained that Uplay Plus will help boost communication with players, and the feedback it receives will help improve Ubisoft’s games.

“The reason behind our subscription service… it gives more possibilities for our fans to play our games and we can talk to them. We can keep them in our worlds, we can discuss with them and—thanks to what they say and the way they behave—we can feed that back into our games development. When we are in control of that within our ecosystem, we feel it’s beneficial for our fans. That’s ultimately what we want to do; we want to have more contact with them, more interaction, listening more to what they want and improve based on what they say.”

Corre highlighted that Ubisoft will not solely focus its efforts on Uplay Plus; players will still be able to pick up any of the publishers games either physically or as digital downloads. He explained that the company’s strategy moving into a subscription service is to adapt with modern consumer tends of gamers.

“We are still keeping the traditional model whether they buy our games in a store or download them. It’s really a case of offering the possibilities. Consumers are evolving really fast, and we want to adapt to what they want and propose new things to them, as well as keep the other means of distribution.”

Furthermore Ubisoft revealed that Uplay Plus and all past and future games will be available on the Google Stadia. Ubisoft was an early vocal supporter of Google’s new console, especially as the upcoming console focuses solely on streaming games.

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