Telltale Games’ anticipated follow-up to The Wolf Among Us has been delayed. Season 2 of the series was originally scheduled to launch for “all major gaming consoles and mobile gaming devices” in the second half of this year, but it will now be arriving sometime in 2019.
On its official website, Telltale says the delay “comes as the result of a few fundamental changes here at Telltale since we first announced the game last summer.” This is presumably in reference to the major layoffs that hit the studio late last year, which saw 25% of Telltale’s employees laid off part of a “comprehensive company restructuring.”
Telltale also says it will use the extra development time to further improve the game. “Taking this extra time will allow us not only to focus on quality but also to experiment and iterate in order to craft something truly special,” the developer said.
“Ultimately our goal is to deliver an experience deserving of the passion you’ve consistently shown for The Wolf Among Us, and these extra months will give us the time we need to do our best work. We’re extremely enthusiastic about how the game is progressing so far, and we can’t wait to dig even deeper.”
The Wolf Among Us Season 2 was first announced in July 2017, just prior to that year’s San Diego Comic-Con. Like the first season, it is based upon the Fables comic book series by Bill Willingham. Telltale revealed very few details about the upcoming season, only that it features “a fresh story arc for its returning cast of characters.”