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Season 2 Episode 2 Release Date Discussion: Out Now for PC/Mac/PSN/XBLA/iOS/Vita/Android

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  • I doubt they would give up the releasing one game at a time slowly. Simply because if they waited a year for the entire season to be over. They wouldn't get the instant cash from pre order. Once you pre order, it's money that slips right into their pocket. I do share the same concern when I saw they were hiring.

    They're hiring for a ton of positions, I don't think they can handle the workload. I thought it was two teams working on the game. I assumed since they had a year on Wolf Among Us, it would be ready. I don't know if they would or could even admit that they simply can't release two games at once.

    It's a giant shame, is this what game of thrones, or borderlands is expected to have slow releases, reduce game time. If that's the case. Then honestly. I would rather buy the season when they finish. This three month plus wait for an hour and thirty minute is just getting crazy.

    CiscoKidd81 posted: »

    I am concerned that TTG bit off more than they can chew... It's not so much hireling worker bee programmers and employees like th

  • Dude they're only working on two games. Telltale said before that they only work on two games at a time at most. They said right now they just have the license to make those games, they said they won't start working on them until after TWAU and TWD are done.

    fusedmass posted: »

    I think honestly, they just can't handle the work load. I saw them on twitter today tweeting they were hiring, they also re-tweeted

  • I don't get the complaint on less game time based on one game. I just played the TWAU and that took me almost three hours and took most let's players almost three hours as well. The Walking Dead seemed to be the only actual short episode so I really don't understand that logic based off one episode.

    I don't know why TWAU is taking so long though, the achievements for all the episodes are up so that means the story is completely written which Telltale almost never does, typically they write as they go along. Also on their AMA on Reddit the implication was that they weren't working on episode 2 of TWAU but rather episode 3 and 4. My gut says they had an issue with something and couldn't wrap it up in time to get it out before The Walking Dead. I expect the TWAU will release early January and the episodes won't take long to come after that. Telltale finishing episodes in a month and releasing them has happened before, it happened with Back to the Future and with The Walking Dead's last episode. Both of those had an episode take only one month.

    CiscoKidd81 posted: »

    I am concerned that TTG bit off more than they can chew... It's not so much hireling worker bee programmers and employees like th

  • fusedmassfusedmass Banned
    edited January 2014

    Link to where they said this.

    Dude they're only working on two games. Telltale said before that they only work on two games at a time at most. They said right now

  • The episodes in season 1 were released more or less two months between eachother. So if I had to guess I'd say sometime in February.

    bayonaw12 posted: »

    Im gonna take a wild guess on episode 2 release January 17

  • Its clear that they fucked up somewhere along the road. Last year they suddenly went big in mainstream and looks like they felt they need a change in company because of that. This is a mistake i think. They should develope one game at the time. I am sure some of the staff in multitasking which is NEVER good. With bigger budget and one game at the time they could deliver episodes faster and episodes that are better and longer. Maybe they could even make it with one episode a month.

  • What about Crista? I would be genuinely let down if it wasn't someone more surprising but we never seen her die either.

    WhiterNinja posted: »

    Agreed. It's probably Lilly or Kenny, but my money is on Lilly because it would be a worst case scenario for Clem and this season seems to be really dealing out the damage for her so far. (Still hoping for Kenny though, just to see a friendly face)

  • Telltale needs to try a little harder to speed up the release dates, it has become increasingly annoying since season 1 ofTWD . The wait between seasons was ridiculous and this bullshit delay on TWAU is making me want to punch Telltale in the face.Everybody wants the surprise to be Kenny but the character Clem sees will either be Lily or Christa because they will save the fate of Kenny for a later episode

  • This is completely insane to wait for the next episode for a long period! it should be released in a sufficient period of time

  • Remember, episode 1 was just as short. It'll get longer for now on. Episode 2 was very long, it took me and my brother almost 2-3 hours. You should've known this, you did say you played their games, you should already know that the first episode is short and really doesn't give you a gist of anything at all.

    CiscoKidd81 posted: »

    I am concerned that TTG bit off more than they can chew... It's not so much hireling worker bee programmers and employees like th

  • edited January 2014

    I was bored so I decided to write a poem about what fans go through on this forum. I havent proof read it so there may be spelling mistakes but hopefully it will help pass the time anyways tell me what you think.

    • > So episode one has been completed
    • > It was so short that we felt cheated
    • > And now we're left with nought to do
    • > But sit and wait and misconstrue
    • > The messages left us in the trailer
    • > Did clem's face light up or did it grow paler?
    • > When she saw that unnamed stranger
    • > Are they a friend or are they a danger?
    • >
    • > Rebecca's child, Who is the father?
    • > Is he the enigmatic Carver?
    • > Has Lilly managed to survive?
    • > Is our friend Christa dead or alive?
    • > And what of Kenny and his fate?
    • > Another mystery for us to contemplate
    • > Round and round the theories go
    • > People arguing head to head and toe toe
    • >
    • > With up votes here and down votes there
    • > We wonder if telltale even care?
    • > Some fill their posts with unfiltered rage
    • > Their Anger grows from page to page
    • > Others hold out hope for tomorrow
    • > sigh no news again, joy turns to sorrow
    • > Then just before we lose all hope
    • > Telltale games throw us a rope
    • >
    • > A teaser pic, an enlightening tweet
    • > Some news at last! It tastes so sweet.
    • > The angry mob they manage to placate
    • > But once again they make us wait
    • > Soon they say with a mischievous smile
    • > Though they know it will be a good long while
    • > Ages pass, we feel overlooked
    • > They take their time, they know we're hooked
    • >
    • > Every day we come online
    • > Some news? A tweet? A date? A vine?
    • > Until one day our patience tested
    • > Our money spent our time invested
    • > We conclude that we're done
    • > Telltale games has had their fun
    • > My desire has been diminished
    • > One last refresh and it is finished
    • >
    • > No more playing with my emotion
    • > Episodic gaming..? A silly notion
    • > We rise from our chair, free at last, free at last
    • > All our worries in the past, in the past , in the past
    • > Hang on what is this that I see on my screen
    • > A number and a month what on earth could it mean?
    • > A DATE! YES A DATE! TELLTALE GAVE US A DATE!
    • > I DON'T CARE IF IT'S LATE! TELLTALE GAVE US A DATE!
    • >
    • > So we download the game and play it all through
    • > Oh no, someone's dead, Telltale, how could you?
    • > Decisions Decisions, choices to make
    • > Oh damn! You betrayed me saving you was a mistake
    • > Ah! It's a Zombie pressing Q, pressing Q
    • > I didn't get bitten oh phew, oh phew
    • > With trial after trial our emotions are stricken
    • > Minute by minute the pile of teary tissues does thicken
    • >
    • > Just when you think there is no more they can do
    • > A new revelation... roll credits... it's finished? Oh poo
    • > So commence the hysteria with comments galore
    • > Most love it, some hate it and say it’s a bore
    • > But one thing is certain and of this I am sure
    • > No matter their opinion they're all begging for more.
  • Telltale has multiple teams. The biggest two are the ones working on the games currently being released such as TWAU and TWD. They said previously that it's always the same amount of people on each game and one games development doesn't affect the other ones. Games such as Game of Thrones and Borderlands aren't being developed yet, they're in pre-production. They have tiny teams of about five people working on those where they get a rough story sketched out, characters, and what ever else they plan to do.

    I don't get the complaint about shorter episodes. TWD episode 1 was about 100 minutes (According to my playthrough on Steam and it's not like I take my time or anything) and The Wolf Among Us took me almost three hours and yet people are complaining that the episodes are getting shorter based on one episode. That's a really weird complaint. For that complaint to be valid, there would need to be about three consecutive episodes of that length and they're not.

    I think the reason The Walking Dead felt so short was the huge lack of filler. Episode 1 last season had this huge elaborate puzzle on finding Larry's pills that really padded the length out. This season didn't have that so it felt a lot shorter than last season which I think is the issue people are having.

    Tesla89 posted: »

    Its clear that they fucked up somewhere along the road. Last year they suddenly went big in mainstream and looks like they felt they

  • New Zealand 4 Da Win i live in NZ :)

    Ismokeherb posted: »

    Do you know anything about release in New Zealand?

  • ElliasEllias Banned
    edited January 2014

    That comment is very selfish, people back in tell tale are actual human beings with families and lives. Also, they're a very small company. Please have patience and be grateful they even made a season 2 to begin with.

    People like YOU are the reason we cannot have nice things.

    Flog61 posted: »

    You think being unable to produce 2 hours of content in 30 days over Christmas holidays is being lazy? See, THIS is why we can't have nice things.

  • No they actually work on each episode from scratch. They typically work on two episodes at a time but they don't even start writing the story until they start production.

    Rizefall posted: »

    It's not like they produce and make each episode between each other, they have been working on this for a long time, i bet that the

  • If that comment is directed at Flog, he's speaking in defense of Telltale. He's pointing out the absurdity that people expect Telltale to bend over backwards for them during Christmas break.

    Now if you're directing this comment towards everyone else, then I will agree with you.

    Ellias posted: »

    That comment is very selfish, people back in tell tale are actual human beings with families and lives. Also, they're a very small c

  • You are a god.

    clemlee posted: »

    I was bored so I decided to write a poem about what fans go through on this forum. I havent proof read it so there may be spelling m

  • Steady on. Glad you like it but lets not go overboard.

    Selyth posted: »

    You are a god.

  • It seems that you have completely misunderstood my comment.

    You have just re-iterated what I was saying: It's unreasonable to call them lazy for not producing content that quickly.

    And I would recommend being less rude in your comments as well, especially when you haven't even properly read the first.

    Ellias posted: »

    That comment is very selfish, people back in tell tale are actual human beings with families and lives. Also, they're a very small c

  • We either get the release/update today or it will be next week. I don't know about everyone else. After Wolf among Us, and Walking Dead are completed. I don't plan to buy the rest of their games, at least till their season is completed. Interesting, this year Witcher 3 and DA3 are supposed to come out this year. It's going be refreshing to play a game all at once, instead waiting...months for it be completed.

  • Update or release soon? We won't be getting news from TWD easily until February. Late January if you feel hopeful.

    fusedmass posted: »

    We either get the release/update today or it will be next week. I don't know about everyone else. After Wolf among Us, and Walking D

  • I do agree that it is unreasonable for people to expect telltale to break their backs trying to release the other episodes. But I also think that we should at least get a time frame as to when to expect the release.

    Flog61 posted: »

    It seems that you have completely misunderstood my comment. You have just re-iterated what I was saying: It's unreasonable to cal

  • Troy. We don't know who Carver is..

    Carver?

  • I'm going to take a stab in the dark and say Feb 9th the night the show starts back up for the 2nd half of season 4.

    Update or release soon? We won't be getting news from TWD easily until February. Late January if you feel hopeful.

  • It was upsetting though, this episode, while a very good one no doubt, was in my opinion the shortest episode to date. its possible im wrong, i have no data other than playing season 1 many times.. but each episode for season 1 was typically 2-2.5 hours long.. so while it was a good episode, i would be very surprised and disappointed if episode 2 is any shorter.

    Episode 1 was 1 hour and 34 minutes long.

  • I definitely agree that telltale is a small group and that it is unfair to rush them.... however i am getting very upset with their false timelines.. season 1 specifically stated that there would be one episode per month.. and we all know how that went.. the wolf among us stated each episode for 4-6 weeks apart.. episode 1 came out about 12 weeks ago.. i am a very laid back and reasonable person.. and i love the story that telltale weaves together so i can forgive a wait twice as long as stated.. however it is becoming a common theme for them to overestimate and give false timelines and that is very upsetting for me.. especially now that we are to trust them with 4 series instead of just one or 2.. now dont get me wrong im very excited for their game of thrones adaptation, and interested to see what they can do with borderlands.. but i have lost alot of faith in their ability to produce each episode in a timely fashion.. ill be curious to see how long episode 2 for TWD takes to release.. and if TWAU's episode 2 is released soon..

    Jetskiii21 posted: »

    I do agree that it is unreasonable for people to expect telltale to break their backs trying to release the other episodes. But I also think that we should at least get a time frame as to when to expect the release.

  • I definitely agree that telltale is a small group and that it is unfair to rush them.... however i am getting very upset with their false timelines.. season 1 specifically stated that there would be one episode per month.. and we all know how that went.. the wolf among us stated each episode for 4-6 weeks apart.. episode 1 came out about 12 weeks ago.. i am a very laid back and reasonable person.. and i love the story that telltale weaves together so i can forgive a wait twice as long as stated.. however it is becoming a common theme for them to overestimate and give false timelines and that is very upsetting for me.. especially now that we are to trust them with 4 series instead of just one or 2.. now dont get me wrong im very excited for their game of thrones adaptation, and interested to see what they can do with borderlands.. but i have lost alot of faith in their ability to produce each episode in a timely fashion.. ill be curious to see how long episode 2 for TWD takes to release.. and if TWAU's episode 2 is released soon..

  • i would like to agree with that, but they never release information, it seems, in conjunction with the show.. perhaps to avoid any confusion.. i half expected an episode 1 update or release date with the end of the first half of season 4.. but alas it was not to be.. other than getting my hopes up with many season 1 GOTY (or special edition, whatever they call it) commercials.

    I'm going to take a stab in the dark and say Feb 9th the night the show starts back up for the 2nd half of season 4.

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  • March 17 is my birthday so that would be amazing. ^^

    Araron posted: »

    March 17. :P And June 12 for Episode 3. :P Also,Episode 2 will be only an hour long.

  • Okay, so what would be the most REALISTIC date for episode 2? Beginning of March? Earlier? Later?

  • Christa's dead. You hear the gunshot and you can see her body when walking back toward the camp. I forgot which part that was, sadly. But there's a /thread on the subject also.

    Jenn02 posted: »

    What about Crista? I would be genuinely let down if it wasn't someone more surprising but we never seen her die either.

  • edited January 2014

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    Uh-huh. Something tells me you're writing this poem from a somewhat biased perspective.

    (Just for the record, I don't flat-out hate the new episode, but I do think some of the forced narrative actions - Clem leaving the gun in the bathroom, having to leave the shed to treat the dog bite - as well as the episode's short length, are big issues.)

    clemlee posted: »

    I was bored so I decided to write a poem about what fans go through on this forum. I havent proof read it so there may be spelling m

  • Mine is on the 20th, March babies ftw. :D

    Huntress posted: »

    March 17 is my birthday so that would be amazing. ^^

  • i dont think they ever said that WAU episodes will be released every 4-6 weeks but they did say that for the walking dead

    i read both of there faq and WAO never stated that only walking dead?

    I definitely agree that telltale is a small group and that it is unfair to rush them.... however i am getting very upset with their

  • edited January 2014

    Let's assume the official FAQ is right (lawl): 4-6 weeks between episodes. We are going on the second week in real time, but since TT's staff is reported to be on Holiday break, I'm assuming these past two weeks don't count. If we start counting from next Monday January 6, the four weeks minimum is reached early February (3-7), and the six weeks mid to late February (17-21). If that is correct, the total wait would be nine weeks since the premiere.

    EDIT: Or... we become the new TWAU fandom :D.

  • Mid-February, I'd say.

    Okay, so what would be the most REALISTIC date for episode 2? Beginning of March? Earlier? Later?

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