Kevin Bruner, CEO of Telltale Games, confirms that the second season of Game of Thrones is in development, and that it was planned from the start of the first season.
After The Walking Dead, it looks like Game of Thrones will be the second series from Telltale Games to receive an additional season. The news comes from the CEO of Telltale, Kevin Bruner, following the release of the first season’s finale a few days ago.
Bruner has officially announced that a second season for Game of Thrones is currently in development, and that the studio has been planning for the second season since the first season began last December. Concrete details as to when the second season will take place, which characters it will follow, and if it will be six episodes in length again weren’t provided. However, players can expect that the biggest choices from the first season will influence events in the game’s second season.
The first season of Telltale’s Game of Thrones series began at the end of the TV show’s third season, in terms of story chronology. It wrapped at the point in time when the events of the show’s fifth season would be starting, so one would imagine that the second season of Telltale’s Game of Thrones will likely run parallel.
Whatever direction is taken with the story, it should at least be a coherent one, as Telltale has apparently mapped out the second season well in advance. As explained by Bruner:
“Telltale’s approach to game development is much more like television than most other game developers. 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.”
Considering the growing popularity of the already massively successful Game of Thrones franchise, it’s no surprise that Telltale has decided to move forward with a second season of the game. In fact, a second season has been a possibility since the deal between Telltale and HBO was struck, as it apparently entails a multi-year, multi-title partnership.
This partnership may end up producing nothing but Game of Thrones seasons, but the door is open for Telltale to explore other HBO properties as well. There’s numerous HBO shows that would make great games in the Telltale style, with Deadwood and The Wire springing to mind immediately. While Telltale’s take on Game of Thrones has proven enjoyable so far, it would be interesting to see the studio tackle other HBO shows as well, for variety’s sake.
Fans of the first season of Telltale’s Game of Thrones series should be happy to hear of the second season being confirmed, because as we noted in our Game of Thrones Episode 6 review, the first season’s finale was not entirely satisfying. Hopefully Telltale reveals more information on the second season soon, and offers an idea on when we can expect the new season to begin.
The entire first season of Game of Thrones: A Telltale Games Series is currently available for PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, and various mobile devices. The second season currently has no start date, but it is in active development.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter