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More Sad News as Telltale Games is Shutting Down

blueturtle13blueturtle13 Member LegendaryPosts: 12,377
Telltale Games is closing its doors for good according to multiple reports online. Telltale employees are also posting on social media that they are no longer employed with the company. An anonymous source familiar with the situation has told USgamer that Telltale's closure was going to be complete.


Update: USgamer learned from multiple anonymous sources familiar with the layoffs at Telltale that employees laid off today will not receive severance pay. 


https://www.usgamer.net/articles/report-telltale-games-shutting-down-the-wolf-among-us-2-and-stranger-things-canceled


The company will retain a small team of around 25. According to multiple sources The Verge spoke with, employees were let go with no severance.

https://www.theverge.com/2018/9/21/17888162/telltale-games-layoffs-the-walking-dead

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  • GaladournGaladourn Member RarePosts: 1,810
    is that even legal, I mean not receiving severance pay?
  • TorvalTorval Member LegendaryPosts: 20,014
    I think narrative driven games are expensive to make and hard to make money with. I'm not sure if that's the entire deal going on here though. It may be a factor, but it seems rather sudden and dramatic.
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  • SandmanjwSandmanjw Member UncommonPosts: 262
    Galadourn said:
    is that even legal, I mean not receiving severance pay?
    Depends on if they had contracts...most companies do not need to give severance. Only if you have a contract that specifies your termination and any benefits at that time. If none, then there is no over all law that requires it to my knowledge. Some states in some situations do require it...but nothing country wide.
  • Octagon7711Octagon7711 Member LegendaryPosts: 8,967
    Sandmanjw said:
    Galadourn said:
    is that even legal, I mean not receiving severance pay?
    Depends on if they had contracts...most companies do not need to give severance. Only if you have a contract that specifies your termination and any benefits at that time. If none, then there is no over all law that requires it to my knowledge. Some states in some situations do require it...but nothing country wide.
    That's why when I hear something like that I always think they need a union.  The things a business can get away with. :-(
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