Rumor: Telltale Games May Be Switching Its Developmental Engine

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The team at Telltale Games has been working on some great episodic adventures over the past few years, including Batman, Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy and Game of Thrones, among countless others. But while fans have been enjoying the storytelling the games have delivered, there have been some complaints about the development engine that the publisher has been using, as it’s been showing its age.

The company has promised in the past that it’s looking into a slight format change for its forthcoming projects, but now it appears that it could be trying a new developmental engine as well.

A new job listing has appeared on the company’s page, indicating that the company is preparing to work with Unity tech. Here’s the full listing from the page:

Telltale’s Gameplay Programmer group is responsible for bringing the visions of the designers and artists to life, as well as contributing in meaningful ways to user interactions and overall game play. Working on small product teams alongside industry innovators in game narrative design and cinematography, push the boundaries about how players consume and experience games. You will be working in both Unity and proprietary Telltale toolsets. You can help to create tons of amazing content for Xbox One, PS4, Nintendo Switch, PC, Mac, iOS, and Android.”

In addition, a senior tools engineer listing was also found over at Gamasutra, also hinting at an engine change:

Telltale’s Core Engineering group is responsible for developing tools and libraries used by Telltale’s artists, designers, and Lua programmers to create content for Xbox One, PS4, Nintendo Switch, iOS, PC, Mac, and Android. Tools Engineers at Telltale develop software with the most intuitive and powerful user-experience possible, to enable artists to do the highest quality work they can. A background in UX is desirable, as is any prior experience developing UI using the Qt library suite or Unity.

The company hasn’t said anything, so take this with a grain of salt. Still, the idea of seeing The Wolf Among Us Season 2 with a new visual look would really be something. We’ll find out just what the company is up to over the next few months.