Telltale to work with Lionsgate to create hybrid game/TV shows

This will mark the first time Telltale Games works on a original story instead of an already existing franchise

Telltale Games has been successful in its own special niche - games that would appeal to lovers of TV shows. The episodic format of games such as The Walking Dead and Game of Thrones follow the show closely enough to keep fans coming back, though at the expense of their games feeling more like interactive storybook.

Film company Lionsgate is investing money in Telltale, to the point its CEO Jon Feltheimer will be on Telltale's board of directors, a good sign for Telltale's next project which the company calls a "super show". It will combine both game elements while including a scripted-TV narrative portion. 


An immersive TV experience

How will the Super Show differ from Telltale's current episodic format for its games? Telltale will have a release timeline as well, that will see updates being released periodically though it's not clear yet whether it will be weekly (like most TV shows) or monthly (like Telltale).

It's likely too that the Lionsgate investment might see games based on the film company's popular properties including The Hunger Games.

With the success and proven capability of Telltale to create popular, quality content, it'll be interesting to see how it fares with an original storyline for a change. Pricing, platforms, actual release dates and other pertinent information have yet to be revealed but they'll definitely be something to watch for.

[Source: The Verge]