The co-founder of Telltale Games is suing his former company after claiming they breached contractual obligations when they removed him as CEO.
The video game developers have been the masterminds behind decision based adaptations of popular games, film and TV shows, such as Borderlands, Batman, and their up and coming Stranger Things release.
In 2015, Telltale was bought by entertainment company Lionsgate and Kevin Bruner was reportedly set to be replaced by an outside source. He stayed as part of the board but he claims he was denied crucial information when trying to sell his shares in the company's stock, reports IGN.
The lawsuit suggests that Bruner 'was deprived of relevant insight into the management and financial state of Telltale and the value of its shares'.
The defending lawyers responded by saying his effort is 'an apparent means of extracting revenge on a company already under financial strain', but the supposedly 'meritless' claim is now being investigated further.
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It hasn't been released just how much Bruner has claimed as both sides agreed to keep it a secret but their attempt to defeat the claim was rejected. This isn't good news for the studio, after it's had to let a quarter of its workforce go, and it might end up delaying their final season of The Walking Dead.
Their recent partnership with Netflix looked as if they were stepping forward in the right direction, with their games being implemented onto the streaming service, but Telltale's future could be hanging in the balance if things get any worse.
Words by: Matthew McGladdery
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