Telltale Games the studio behind the episodic adventure hits such as The Wolf Amongst Us, The Walking Dead and Batman – Telltale series has laid off 285 employees, leaving only 25 staff remaining. According to the Verge the staff were let go without any severance. The remaining 25 staff will work on completing the final season of The Walking Dead.
“Today Telltale Games made the difficult decision to begin a majority studio closure following a year marked by insurmountable challenges,” the company said in a statement published on Twitter. “A majority of the company’s employees were dismissed earlier this morning.”
Telltale Games had at one time employed over 400 people but last November through a round of layoffs reduce it down to 310.
In an article published in the Verge earlier this year the culture of Telltale Games was described as constant overwork, toxic management and creative stagnation.