Episode 8 Waiting Thread -Out Now on PC/Mac, Xbox One/360, Mobile, PS3/4 NA&EU

OzzyUKOzzyUK Moderator
edited September 2016 in Minecraft: Story Mode

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Please use this thread for discussion about game release dates and/or discussion about the wait for the next episode. Thanks!


Have questions about the Adventure Pass DLC? Check the top of Page 1 for a small (unofficial) FAQ.



Release Dates

  • PC/Mac - September 13th
  • Playstation Network NA (PS4/PS3) - September 14th
  • Playstation Network Europe (PS4/PS3) - September 16th
  • Xbox 360 - September 13th
  • Xbox One - September 15th
  • iOS - September 13th
  • Android - September 13th

News

September 11th

September 7th

September 1st:

  • In an interview with Job Stuaffer, it is hinted that Telltale expects a September release

    • "You played the first episode? Awesome! So, it doesn’t make sense to show an episode that’s already out, the second episode is still getting some final polish so we weren’t going to show that, our third season of The Walking Dead is coming this Fall, probably October or November, but our games don’t look like anything, visually, until like a week and a half, two weeks before they’re ready to go. We work very differently to most other developers. We have our final episode of Minecraft: Story Mode hitting September…"
  • Tweet from Nathan (replying to a fan asking for episode 8 info): we will have more info to share pretty soon, stay tuned!

August 31st

August 29th

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August 19th

August 13th

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  • Activity on Steam Database

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  • OzzyUKOzzyUK Moderator

    Adventure Pass (Episode 6-8 DLC) FAQ

    [Unofficial FAQ compiled by Volunteer community Moderators]

    (1) What is the Adventure Pass?

    The Adventure Pass is a downloadable add-on for Season 1 of Minecraft that adds three more episodes (Episodes 6-8) to Season 1 of Minecraft. You must own at least Episode 1 of Minecraft: Story Mode Season 1 to download the Adventure Pass.

    (2) Does the Adventure Pass come for free if I own the Season Pass, or do I need to purchase these extra episodes?

    You will need to purchase the three extra episodes, and you must own at least Episode 1 of Minecraft: Story Mode Season 1. They do not come included with the Season Pass for Season 1.

    (3) When do episodes from the Adventure Pass premiere?

    Episode 6 will premiere June 7th. Episodes 7 and 8 will follow "soon after" in Summer 2016. Stay tuned for more details in the time ahead.

    (4) What is the plot behind these extra episodes?

    Episodes 6-8 will focus on the adventures of Jesse and his friends after the first four episodes of Season 1. Episode 5 (included with the first Season) will lead into the story for the three extra episodes as DLC. The Telltale blog goes into more detail, saying "these continuing Adventures of the New Order of the Stone will follow the additional escapades of Jesse and the group as they explore new and unfamiliar worlds beyond their own."

    (5) Telltale has so many games in development. Will this affect the quality or development time of this game?

    No. Since the success of Walking Dead: Season 1, Telltale has sized up from 70 people to near 350 people, and now have five times the amount of staff members they had during Season 1, so multiple projects at once should not be a concern. They now have a big enough staff to work on four projects at once as well as extra staff members to work on side projects.

    Even though Telltale announces their projects ahead of time, this doesn't mean that each game is in full production. All games by Telltale Games are first started with a small team of just a few people, who do things common in very early development, such as sorting out the season wide story and working on concept art. As the deadline nears, more people are brought in to work on other things, but it is still a small team. Full production doesn't start until the current seasons wrap up, and seasons that are announced years in advance won't begin full production until long after that. The currently ongoing series also don't affect each other, as different teams are working on each project. Even in the case of shared staff, the work load is light enough for these staff members, that their working between projects doesn't have any affect on the quality or development time of either project.

    In an interview with Hollywood Reporter, Kevin Bruner stated that "Telltale's approach to game development is much more like television than most other game developers. Across all of our series — The Walking Dead, Minecraft: Story Mode and more — the development process at Telltale spends a significant amount of time upfront in the writer's rooms not just with writers, but designers, directors and creative input from all across the studio. It's not unusual for our games to exist longer on whiteboards and sticky notes and in scripts than they do in traditional game production. It's incredibly similar to how TV often spends so much time in preproduction and planning before moving into actually shooting."

    To see what current and future projects Telltale are working on, follow our "Future of Telltale FAQ" thread for frequent updates!

  • So excited! For both episodes! (7 and 8) I also don't think telltales gonna end at 8... We shall see.

  • Woohoo 2nd normal comment!!!!

  • My Guess on Eric Stripe's Tweet:

    "I love 7 because of the new characters in that one, and I love 8 because it's a great adaptation of the Hunger Games, and I LOVE the Hunger Games!"

    What are your thoughts?

  • Probably.

    Emeraldos posted: »

    My Guess on Eric Stripe's Tweet: "I love 7 because of the new characters in that one, and I love 8 because it's a great adaptation of the Hunger Games, and I LOVE the Hunger Games!" What are your thoughts?

  • I've posted about this before, but I'm reposting it here too: If you go onto the Adventure Pass game page and read the Episode 8 Description, you will notice something interesting...

    https://telltale.com/series/minecraft-story-mode---adventure-pass/

    The brilliant conclusion to Telltale's three episode Adventure Pass! Of course, there's that question mark...

  • My guess is

    I love episode 8 because it's a great end to the series and I love the ending

    Probably not right though

    Emeraldos posted: »

    My Guess on Eric Stripe's Tweet: "I love 7 because of the new characters in that one, and I love 8 because it's a great adaptation of the Hunger Games, and I LOVE the Hunger Games!" What are your thoughts?

  • Here we go and now we shall wait for another month.

  • Insert Darth Vader NOOOOO! Sound clip

    Creeper1846 posted: »

    Here we go and now we shall wait for another month.

  • Jeez the episode has not even released on all platforms yet but anyway

  • That was another fun episode. The pacing was a little to slow during the first half, but it picked up very quickly. Looking forward to episode 8 in August.

  • I agree

    That was another fun episode. The pacing was a little to slow during the first half, but it picked up very quickly. Looking forward to episode 8 in August.

  • I can not wait that ending to ep 7 got me hyped

  • That cheeky ? mark...

    I've posted about this before, but I'm reposting it here too: If you go onto the Adventure Pass game page and read the Episode 8 D

  • I saw the white stairs ascending up and I was like NOOOO ITS GONNA END and I heard Ivor say adventure and I was like YYYYYEEEEEEEESSSSSSSS!!!! And now im depressed af because I have to wait a million years to see where those stairs go...

  • You mean a month?

    SethomanT posted: »

    I saw the white stairs ascending up and I was like NOOOO ITS GONNA END and I heard Ivor say adventure and I was like YYYYYEEEEEEEESSSSSSSS!!!! And now im depressed af because I have to wait a million years to see where those stairs go...

  • I think episode 8 release date is 26th august (Maybe) sorry for my bad English

  • Can't wait, so

    HYPED

    already!

  • Yeah that's probably it

  • Well I missed... a lot

  • Lol I know right?

    We are actually pretty lucky given if it were any other Telltale series it would be 3/4 months.

    You mean a month?

  • Normally true, but Telltale seems to be prioritizing quicker episode releases all around. Michonne also had monthly releases, and Batman is also expected to have all episodes out by the end of the year (with a chance of Episode 5 being pushed into January because of the Holidays...)

    xValkyx posted: »

    Lol I know right? We are actually pretty lucky given if it were any other Telltale series it would be 3/4 months.

  • It can't come on the 26th of august because that's a Friday not Tuesday and episodes always release on Tuesday

    I think episode 8 release date is 26th august (Maybe) sorry for my bad English

  • In times like these I must ask myself what shall I do in a month I could play A bunch of games by telltale U could keep catching Pokémon or I can keep checking this thread and drive myself crazy hmmmm.

  • Ahh now time for another wait

    BePatientJesse

  • I wonder if the Atlas itself is the Union of the Flint'n'Steels or welp, a new impossible object.

  • Ya

    Forcer99 posted: »

    I wonder if the Atlas itself is the Union of the Flint'n'Steels or welp, a new impossible object.

  • I was pretty disappointed with episode 7, hope episode 8 will be a different story.

  • A month...

    You mean a month?

  • The Old Builders were hidden the entire time... I swear Soren is going to be there, Ivor will get into a fight with him, and it all goes downhill from there. Old Builders VS The Order Of The Stone will be awesome.

  • Ooooo good idea I likeie

    Pikasack posted: »

    The Old Builders were hidden the entire time... I swear Soren is going to be there, Ivor will get into a fight with him, and it all goes downhill from there. Old Builders VS The Order Of The Stone will be awesome.

  • [removed]

    Pikasack posted: »

    The Old Builders were hidden the entire time... I swear Soren is going to be there, Ivor will get into a fight with him, and it all goes downhill from there. Old Builders VS The Order Of The Stone will be awesome.

  • 'And it all goes downhill from there.'

    Don't you mean down stairs? Lol :)

    Pikasack posted: »

    The Old Builders were hidden the entire time... I swear Soren is going to be there, Ivor will get into a fight with him, and it all goes downhill from there. Old Builders VS The Order Of The Stone will be awesome.

  • i thought petra would die in the final episode but she didn't..

  • That's way better, lmao

    Cuwwa posted: »

    'And it all goes downhill from there.' Don't you mean down stairs? Lol

  • I just realized, Episode 7 did not have a "Next time, on Minecraft Story Mode". Guess they really are saving the best stuff for use eh?

  • not all episodes have next time , on minecraft story mode

    Pikasack posted: »

    I just realized, Episode 7 did not have a "Next time, on Minecraft Story Mode". Guess they really are saving the best stuff for use eh?

  • When you where talking about thinking Petra or Lucas dieing I though so too imagine if it happened

    SCHLIRi posted: »

    not all episodes have next time , on minecraft story mode

  • edited July 2016

    So the possible release dates are: (these are all in August)2nd,9th,16th,23rd and 30th a lot of days my guesses are the 16th or 23rd of August. what are yours?

  • My guess is august 23rd , because normally when @stirpicus talks about teasers in the blocked out writing way, it usually means the episode is about a month away , but I do see it happening on the 16th though :)

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