One thing Telltale fans can usually agree on is that the studio’s old game engine just wasn’t cutting it anymore, and hasn’t been for a while. The Telltale Tool has been somewhat reworked and stitched back together over the years, but its age became increasingly apparent. A report from Variety indicates that Telltale may be moving away from its old engine in favor of Unity going forward.
The Telltale Tool has been a staple of the company’s games since the beginning, long before the popularity of The Walking Dead in 2012. This move, should it pan out, will be welcome among those of us who have grown frustrated with the usual Telltale bugs and glitches that permeate our experiences with the studio’s games.
The final season of The Walking Dead will apparently be the last game to run on the Telltale Tool. After that the company will jump over to Unity for development, starting with The Wolf Among Us 2 and the newly announced Stranger Things game, both set for next year.
The choice for Unity becomes clear when you consider that Telltale board member John Riccitiello also happens to be CEO of Unity Technologies.