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Telltale Hit with Layoffs

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    Telltale Games, the studio behind a number of recent adventure titles such as Batman: The Telltale Series, every season of The Walking Dead, and Minecraft: Story Mode have laid off about 90 staff members today, or about 25% of their total workforce.
    "Our industry has shifted in tremendous ways over the past few years. The realities of the environment we face moving forward demand we evolve, as well, reorienting our organization with a focus on delivering fewer, better games with a smaller team," said Telltale Games CEO Pete Hawley.

    "I'd like to express our respect for all the contributions that these incredibly talented artists, storytellers and more have made to this company, and that this decision is in no way a reflection on the quality or dedication of their work. We have made available our full career assistance services to help our affected colleagues and friends - and their families - navigate this difficult transition as quickly as possible."

    The statement says that this is being done to "make the company more competitive as a developer and publisher of groundbreaking story driven gaming experience with an emphasis on high quality in the years ahead." Telltale is also looking to move towards "more proven technologies that will fast-track innovation in its core products."

    As always, best of luck to all employees that have been impacted by this today.