Telltale’s Game of Thrones video game sequel “on hold”, placed behind upcoming titles

Kit McDonald

With a major lineup on the horizon for Telltale Games, there’s a little bit of something for everyone. From Batman’s Season 2, Guardians of the Galaxy, The Walking Dead’s final season, and the huge return of The Wolf Among Us Season 2, Telltale has its hands in a variety of IP that gamers will be shelling out the cash. But one of its major titles has been stalled: Game of Thrones.

The HBO Original series that has taken the entertainment world by storm with political intrigue and stunning visuals has just finished up its seventh season with the next to be its spectacular conclusion. The hype around Game of Thrones leaves fans to wonder when the Telltale Games will be furthering its plot centered around the Iron Throne.

In an interview with Eurogamer, Telltale Games head of creative communications Job Stauffer says that it’s unlikely that Game of Thrones will be returning anytime soon.

Not long after the conclusion of the first season we said would be continuing, and we had designs on the future of Telltale’s Game of Thrones. Right now that is on hold. We haven’t announced it, which does not mean it’s never coming but I think right now we’re anxious to get back into Wolf, Walking Dead and Batman and see where things go with the narrative of the [Game of Thrones] show before we really come back to the table with something we’re excited about.

“Right now we’re back to being huge Game of Thrones fans,” he followed up. “So for us to say what will be the best follow-up to that [the first season] and when that’s going to happen, is too soon to say.”

Of course, at this point, fans are starting to take Stauffer’s word cautiously after the surprising announcement of The Wolf Among Us returning not nearly a day after they were shut down by the sneaky studio. But he did mention that he ‘literally’ couldn’t say anything about it. “The time just isn’t right for us to go back to Game of Thrones yet,” Stauffer concluded exhaustedly. It certainly is coming, however, according to Telltale’s website where the IP is noted as ‘premiering in the distant future’ of 2019 and onward. Like any good political game, now we just have to wait.