Out with the old and in with the new! Telltale Games is replacing the outdated engine software in favor of something newer. After numerous episodes, series and games it is time to put their old software to rest.
Telltale Games is the forerunner of choose-your-own-adventure gaming that has pioneered the popular game style. The engine that Telltale currently uses is the infamous Telltale Tool. This software has supported a variety of games and episodes that bring joy and pleasure to the players. However, in recent episodes of games, the engine has begun to show its age.
After the release of the upcoming Batman: Enemy Within and The Walking Dead: The Final Season, Telltale will be ditching Tool in favor of Unity. In January of this year, job postings for Unity-experienced engineers were spied on the official website. The move to the new engine comes after several complaints about Tool from users. One of the new board members, John Riccitiello, is also the boss at Unity which is another reason of the switch.
Unity is a third-party game developing software used by gaming companies and developers from all over the world. PC, mobile, console, web, VR and AR development are all supported by the Unity software.Three games that have been developed using Unity are: Ori and the Blind Forest, Hearthstone, and Rick and Morty: Virtual Rick-ality. There are many more games that have utilized Unity in-game development.
The first game that will be released on the new Unity engine will be The Wolf Among Us: Season 2 and the untitled Stranger Things game. Recent delays have pushed The Wolf Among Us from its original release date of 2018, to 2019 instead. Stranger Things is still on track for a 2019 release.
The new software will provide a faster and more supportive experience for players. It will also enhance Telltale Games ability to continue bringing the amazing adventures to players everywhere.
Source – Eurogamer
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