Well, it's official: Telltale has abandoned the Sam & Max franchise, and will not be producing any more Sam & Max adventures. This makes my son and I very sad.
And where did you see this official statement?
Are you just speaking out of frustration, or was this related to something specific?
I mean, I don't think Telltale would out-and-out say "Yeah, they're dead. Forever.", but really, even any indication of the franchise's state, even a bad one, would be a small mercy at this point.
Maybe we've been spoiled: it used to be that you couldn't log onto this site for more than a handful of months without seeing those two gracing the front page. Even on the off-time, there was always merchandise or information to keep you steady. Now, even with a small game appearance in 2013, things are bizarrely silent. It's been more than a year since Purcell has even updated that blog. Hell, I don't even know if Surfin' the Highway is still in print these days.
Is this how the Homestar Runner fanbase feels?
(e: and please say it is still in print. It'd be awful if those comics became too rare for new people to discover.)
If you make a claim that TTG has given up the license, then it's common courtesy to post the source, like official statement, interview etc.
It would be pretty unusual for a company to issue a statement that it would never market (whatever) again. Even LucasArts hasn't said it will never produce another Sam & Max game. It's just that nobody believes they will, as they no longer have a license to do so, and no adventure game producing employees left even if they did.
The only thing that would likely be official would be if Steve Purcell issued a statement that he would no longer license Sam & Max to Telltale for future games. There's no reason for him to do that unless he's planning to license the characters to a different company to make a new game. That would be news worth sharing. I'd need a link to the source before believing it, though.
It depends. Telltale officially confirmed that they have given up King's Quest -license, but then again they had officially announced that they were planning King's Quest game earlier. However I don't think that their Sam & Max -license has expired, but maybe the original poster has some information which we don't have.
I'll close this thread. The original poster isn't likely ever to return to back up his completely unfounded claim anyway.