Telltale Games, responsible for the hugely-popular The Walking Dead episodic titles, announced over the weekend that it is currently working on Borderlands and Game of Thrones titles in the same style.
According to Venture Beat, Dan Connors and Kevin Bruner, the co-founders of Telltale said the titles should be released next year. “They have begun working on a Game of Thrones project that will debut in 2014. It will be similar to The Walking Dead in that it will have a number of episodes. Connors and Bruner said they will listen to feedback from fans and modify it as necessary,” they wrote.
Confirming that it will be episodic titles like The Walking Dead, Connors said “Our games are all about consequence.” He was referring to the aspect that the titles will change direction and tone depending on the choices that players make.
The hugely-popular Game of Thrones television show is loosely based on the George R. R. Martin book series, A Song of Ice and Fire, but the games title will follow the events of the television show, rather than the books.
As for Borderlands, the studio will find its inspiration from the 2K title, and while not a lot of information is available, it will be titled Tales from the Borderlands. According to Gearbox head Randy Pitchford, the project will include both existing characters in the Borderlands universe and new ones, some of whom will be “wanna-be Vault Hunters.
If gamers are worried about the authenticity of the Borderlands title, Telltale said that it would be “very much in the Borderlands world”, and promised that it will be “big and bombastic.”
Charlie Fripp – Consumer Tech editor