Telltale Games to allegedly drop its 14-year-old engine

Telltale Games is allegedly dropping its 14-year-old Telltale Tool engine in favour of Unity.

Variety makes the report, citing multiple sources that allege The Walking Dead: The Final Season will be the last game to use the ageing engine. Telltale’s Stranger Things project will allegedly be the first episodic game to use Unity after that.

Sources claim that Telltale has been looking to ditch its engine since 2014, after HBO requested Telltale’s Game of Thrones episodic game be streamed over its HBO Now, Netflix-like service. HBO wasn’t too pleased when the engine “couldn’t support the obvious synergy of streaming via HBO Now.”

We’ll let you know when Telltale addresses this report.

The first episode of The Walking Dead: The Final Season will be available from 14 August.

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