The Wolf Among Us 2 postponed out of 2023 as the devs change to Unreal 5

The Wolf Among Us 2
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Telltale Games has actually introduced that The Wolf Among Us 2 has actually been postponed out of 2023, partially as a result of a growth change onto Unreal Engine 5.

“We’ve made the difficult decision to delay The Wolf Among Us 2 out of 2023,” the devs state in a tweet. “We know, it’s frustrating to hear. We started work on this in 2020 and we’re still determined to tell the ongoing story of Bigby and the rest of the Fabletown gang. However, it is going to require more time. As disappointed as you are hearing this, we feel worse having to say it.”

The devs do not discuss “2024” throughout the declaration. While I’d directly guess it’s most likely the game will certainly be out following year, Telltale itself has actually not yet devoted to also the vaguest brand-new launch home window.

In an extra in-depth meeting with IGN (opens up in brand-new tab), Telltale CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER Jamie Ottilie claims the extensive advancement time is partially as a result of an engine button from Unreal 4 to Unreal 5, which requires renovating “quite a bit of work.” With 3 choices on the table – a hold-up, an incomplete launch, or crisis – the group picked the hold-up.

“I’ve done [crunch], and I don’t want to do it again, and it’s not fair to ask it,” Ottilie claims. “You can’t plan a business around it. So yeah, part of it is about maintaining a healthy work culture. We don’t want to burn out our good people.” That position is especially significant offered Telltale’s regrettable background. Before the original Telltale shut down, it was shaken by accusations of mismanagement, harmful job society, and also extensive durations of crisis. Here’s really hoping the workshop’s brand-new period is completely dropping that duration of its background.

In the Twitter declaration, the devs state “we’re committed to delivering the sequel fans deserve and doing what’s right for the game while protecting the health of our team. We appreciate your patience and understanding.”

The Wolf Among Us 2 story will “stand on its own,” according to the devs.



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