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.