​Telltale Games To Scrap 14 Year-Old Engine

Telltale Games is reportedly ready to ditch their Telltale Tools engine after using it for 14 years.

They are expected to jump on the Unity bandwagon any time soon, and a bunch of sources told Variety that The Walking Dead: The Final Season will be the last use of their self-named engine.

A job listing on Telltale's website also confirms the Unity engine is in their plans, and suggests that their upcoming Stranger Things project will be the first game to implement it.

Telltale made a total of 34 games through their old engine and it's reported that when they developed the Game of Thrones title back in 2014, HBO bosses wanted to add it to their HBO Now streaming service.

Unfortunately, the already outdated Tools engine wouldn't allow this to happen, so Netflix will be the first streaming service to offer a video game when Telltale's Stranger Things title is released.


It's obviously been a long time coming, as bugs were happening a lot more in recent games and the overall experience had started to decline.

Are you glad to hear this news? With everything that's going on at Telltale at the moment, including lawsuits from a former CEO and a complete staff restructure, it's probably the best time to give their new games a fresh start.

Featured Image Credit: Telltale Games

Matthew McGladdery

Matthew McGladdery graduated with a BA in Broadcast Journalism from Salford University, where he worked at Revolution 96.2, Global Radio, and Fleetwood F.C. When he left university, he took on the role of co-editor for the Salfordian and worked as freelancer for the likes of BBC Sport. He continues to work in sport but loves talking all things Xbox, PS4, and PC just as much.

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