Theory: GOT Season 2 On Hold Cause Its Too Much Work?
So in 2015 they announced season 2 was going to happen but...
Recently Telltale has been pumping out multiple series of franchised games in a year and with each one there are less hubs and puzzle elements involved e.g. finding a way to get out of a certain area. With the conclusion of Telltales Game Of Thrones there were so many deviating paths. With Season 2 Telltale are left with a situation where Asher or Rodrick could of survived and both characters handle situations quite differently. Characters react differently towards them this essentially means with Season 2 Telltale have to do double the work and honestly with their timetable of releasing 3 to 4 games a year I think they don't want to spend extra time developing a game which would take a lot more commitment.
Here is a breakdown of the major deviating paths:
- Gared Tuttle either leaves the north grove or stays there.
- Did you sacrifice Cotter or not.
- Mira Forrester is either dead or alive.
- Rodrick or Asher survives (requiring two separate stories).
- Duncan or Royland survives depending on your choices you may have spared the other.
- Ludd Whitehill or Gryff is dead. (This is more complicated due to the fact of Rodrick & Asher have 2 scenarios each of who dies).
- Did Elaena Glenmore leave or stay by Rodricks/Ashers side
- As Asher did you choose the peaceful root trying to marry Gwyn Whitehill which results in her going with you in the epilogue.
- Beskha and the youngest brother is the same outcome from everyone but depending on whether Asher died or not this complicates things here too.
Now they could do the typical Telltale trick of killing off characters in the first 5 mins or making your choices meaningless aka like Kenny & Jane in a new frontier. However they can only do that to a certain extent. Its sad cause I thought Season 2/Final season was going to be Telltale showing how choices actually matter with the Asher or Rodrick scenario but if they truly never make it, I will be very disappointed. It would just show that Telltale would rather put out loads of licensed games instead of committing to make a really awesome one. Now don't get the wrong idea I love Telltale Games but if they don't put the effort into making another season due to the complicated choices then it will be a let down.
On the flip side they could be waiting for the TV show to end due to spoilers.