The second season of The Wolf Among Us, Telltale’s noir-ish graphic adventure based on the Bill Willingham comic series Fables, will launch in 2019.
Telltale had previously announced the new season of the episodic detective story would land in the latter half of 2018, but now has to put the game off to release next year. The reason, according to Telltale, is because of internal changes within the company.
“This delay comes as the result of a few fundamental changes here at Telltale since we first announced the game last summer,” Telltale wrote in a blog post. “Most importantly, we’re committed to exploring new ways to tell our stories. Taking this extra time will allow us not only to focus on quality but also to experiment and iterate in order to craft something truly special.”
The changes are likely referring to restructuring and layoffs last year that resulted in 25% of the company losing their jobs. Since then, Telltale has been hiring for Unity engineers and developers, suggesting the studio is making a change from the engine it has been using for most of its games in the past.
The Wolf Among Us is definitely in my top three of Telltale’s games, so I have been anticipating this new season more than anything else they’ve announced. As long as the quality is there, I do not mind a delay in the least.