Telltale has announced today that the developer is suffering layoffs and an overall reduction of 25% of the company.

The developer best known for narrative-driven adventure games like Batman, Guardians of the Galaxy, and Tales from the Borderlands, has been growing steadily over the last few years by betting big on licensed games. In September, the developer named Pete Hawley from Zynga as the new CEO, laying the groundwork for restructuring.

Hawley commented that Telltale intends to release fewer, but higher quality games.

Our industry has shifted in tremendous ways over the past few years. The realities of the environment we face moving forward demand we evolve, as well, reorienting our organization with a focus on delivering fewer, better games with a smaller team,” said Hawley.

 

Telltale also hopes to use this restructuring to focus on the technology of their games, an issue that has been plaguing their games for several years now.

 

We wish for the best for everyone at Telltale affected.