Second season confirmed for Telltale’s Game of Thrones

Ben Parfitt
Second season confirmed for Telltale’s Game of Thrones

Just days after the release of the concluding part of its first series, Telltale has confirmed a second series for its Game of Thrones game.

When we initially announced the series in 2013, we let everyone know this would be a multi-title, multiyear partnership with HBO,” Telltale's co-founder and CEO Kevin Bruner told The Hollywood Reporter.

After this week's finale, I'm pleased to officially confirm that there will be a second season of Telltale's Game of Thrones series, and that that it's currently in development.

The questions left on the table at the conclusion of season one, who survived and who didn't, as well as all the other choices you made play a huge role in the second season. We've been planning the second season all along, but I really shouldn't be revealing more than that.”

Bruner also pointed to an increased televisual-style for the game's second series, which is no surprise considering this year's Lionsgate investment and the studio's TV aspirations.

Telltale's approach to game development is much more like television than most other game developers,” he explained. Across all of our series the development process at Telltale spends a significant amount of time upfront in the writer's rooms with not just writers, but designers, directors and creative input from all across the studio. It's not unusual for our games to exist longer on whiteboards and sticky notes and in scripts longer than they do in traditional game production.

It's incredibly similar to how TV often spends so much time in preproduction and planning before moving into actually shooting. It's from then on that we take the live development aspect into play, observing the audience and their feedback as we're able to adjust and build upon the experience along the way.

Former two-time EA boss John Riccitiello joined Telltale's board in February. In April the company confirmed a new partnership with Marvel.

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