When Telltale Games announced a “majority studio closure” last week, it meant that the studio’s upcoming games–including its title based on Netflix’s big hit Stranger Things–were left in question. It looks like the Stranger Things game may live on with another developer.
In a statement to Polygon, Netflix said it is “in the process of evaluating other options for bringing the Stranger Things universe to life in an interactive medium.”
That’s all that Netflix had to say on the matter, though the company added that it was “saddened” over the news of Telltale’s majority closure. “They developed many great games in the past and left an indelible mark in the industry,” Netflix said.
Some purported footage of Telltale’s Stranger Things game emerged online recently. The leaked footage shows off main character Will and a particularly spooky encounter with the Demogorgon. You can watch the footage here on PCGamesN.
Netflix is also working on bringing Minecraft: Story Mode to Netflix, and those plans are “still moving forward as planned” amid the sad and shocking news about Telltale.
In other news about Telltale, the company announced today that it has found multiple potential partners that it may work with to complete and release the remaining episodes of The Walking Dead: The Final Season.
Telltale’s “majority studio closure” was announced on Friday, and it resulted in 225 of the studio’s 250 people losing their jobs. The employees reportedly received no severance pay.