The Wolf Among Us 2 Has Been Delayed Out Of 2023
Telltale Video games has introduced that The Wolf Amongst Us 2 has been delayed and can now arrive in 2024. In a press release to IGN, the group explains it desires to keep away from crunching the group and releasing an unfinished product because it strikes improvement into Unreal Engine 5.
Telltale launched a quick message on Twitter saying the delay, however CEO Jamie Ottilie shares extra context with IGN. Ottilie discusses the challenges of relaunching the studio in 2019, which had been then compounded when the COVID-19 pandemic started the next yr. That features saying the sport when the studio was nonetheless staffing up to assist safe early funding. Regardless of these early hurdles, Ottilie states that improvement has been going nicely since then, however the group lately determined it desires to undertake Unreal 5 to benefit from the engine’s new options. Sadly, that meant having to redo a number of the work that had been created in Unreal 4.
With such a giant change, Ottilie explains that the one manner The Wolf Amongst Us 2 might nonetheless arrive this yr could be both to launch it in a less-polished state (which the group desires to keep away from given its excessive expectations) or to overwork the workers. Provided that the previous Telltale was notorious for crunch and burnout, Ottilie is adamant about avoiding the identical follow with this iteration of the studio.
“I’ve executed [crunch], and I do not wish to do it once more, and it is not truthful to ask it,” Ottilie tells IGN. “You’ll be able to’t plan a enterprise round it. So yeah, a part of it’s about sustaining a wholesome work tradition. We do not wish to burn out our good folks.”
The Wolf Amongst Us 2 can be an episodic title like its predecessor, however Telltale is growing every episode on the identical time. Meaning your entire sequence can be full when the primary installment launches. You’ll be able to watch the primary full trailer from final yr right here. The studio’s different undertaking, The Expanse: A Telltale Sequence, remains to be slated for this yr.
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