The long awaited second episode of Telltale’s The Wolf Among Us is finally releasing in the first week of February.
The episodes of Telltale games usually aim to come out monthly however episode one was released way back in October. Founder Kevin Bruner offered an explanation of the delay of The Wolf Among Us in a forum post over at Telltale:
“We are working hard with all of our partners (Xbox, PlayStation, Steam, Apple) to coordinate everything, but we’re confident enough to announce that here, the episode is looking really good (as is the rest of the season!).
We are very concerned about the long delay for this episode, but this is one of those occasions where several things conspired against us (not to mention the additional delays due to the holidays). I won’t dive into the details, but it’s been an unusual and specific set of circumstances and we do not anticipate it happening again as we go forward with the rest of the season.”
Although it seems like something went horribly wrong in development of this episode, it is worrying that Telltale cannot stick to a release schedule. With episodic content it is important that people get each episode regularly, otherwise a lot of the impact of the game is lost.
Hopefully Telltale pick up their pace otherwise these problems and delays are only going to be exacerbated when they start development on their Game of Thrones and Borderlands projects.
What do you think about Telltale’s poor release schedule? Is it negatively affecting your experience with The Wolf Among Us ? Let me know in the comments section below!