Telltale Playboy Feature Article confirms series was rewritten to have ******** be the Stranger
It’s not just fiction that team Telltale draw from in their work. The nature of their distribution model, in which they launch their games in the form of seasons, releasing episodes every few months, allows them to incorporate fan feedback into the live development of the episodes. Job Stauffer, Telltale’s head of creative communications, points to Tales from the Borderlands as the best example of this process. “We premiered the first episode at the Alamo Drafthouse in Texas, and it surprised us how the audience reacted to the character of Loader Bot. We had no idea the fans would respond so positively to him, and certainly hadn’t planned for that in terms of where the story was going.”
This led the team to rework the role of Loader Bot, who was eventually revealed to be the mysterious character of ‘the Stranger’, whose identity had previously been a source for much speculation among fans ever since the season premiere. “Things like that were not planned,” says Stauffer, “It was all a reaction to the live feedback we received. That story would have gone in a completely different direction otherwise.”
I think it's definitely surprising, for sure. I'm curious as to who the original Stranger was. What are your guys' thoughts on this?