|—||Telltale’s Walking Dead Season 2 Video Game!|
There will be more Telltale Walking Dead season 1 coming out before Season 2 is released. Most likely extra playable characters, deleted scenes, etc…
|—||—Telltale co-founder and CEO Dan Connors|
Telltale Games are to offer a free copy of The Walking Dead XBLA version to players suffering severe hitching and freezing with the Xbox 360 disc version. After collecting reports from players, Telltale found that the severe stuttering issue, which rendered the Xbox 360 retail version nearly unplayable, only affects owners of the 4GB Xbox 360 console who do not have a hard drive attached to the system. Telltale have advised that installing an Xbox 360 hard drive on a 4GB system will fix the hitching, but for those who are unable or don’t want to do that, a system in now place that will provide those affected with a free copy of downloadable XBLA version. If you’ve been affected by the bug then head over to the Telltale Forums where a claim form has been posted. You must be able to provide proof of purchase for the retail game and proof of ownership of a 4GB Xbox 360.
Telltale are currently working on more permanent solution along with fixes for those suffering from severe saving glitches, where upon loading your recent save you are taken back to the start of Episode 1. Telltale advise that they believe they have found fixes for both issues, and have recently submitted patches to Microsoft for testing.
Telltale Games recently wrapped up the first season of their adventure game The Walking Dead and they’ve already started work on Season 2. Telltale CEO and co-founder Dan Connors revealed the first information on the second season in a new interview.
Throughout the first season of The Walking Dead, players had to make a series of hard decisions. These decisions had both long-term and short-term consequences. Connors told Redbull UK that some of these choices may even impact the story of Season 2.
“Right now we are just starting to form the concept for season two,” Connors said. “This all remains to be seen but we are definitely figuring out how to carry the saves over.”
It seems like making Season 1’s choices affect Season 2 shouldn’t be too hard. Many of the decisions from Season 1 turned out to be false choices that just funneled into the same result. For example, a character might end up dying no matter what you do in a given scene.
However, there was one major decision from the end of the first season that might have huge ramifications. It would be nice to have that decision reflected in the game. I’d feel sort of cheated if Season 2 just decided one of the two possible choices was the “canon” ending.
The first season of The Walking Dead is available digitally on Xbox 360, PS3, PC, Mac, and iOS. A disc-based version is also available for PS3 and 360.
The fifth and final episode of Telltale Games’ first season of The Walking Dead has been out on iOS, PC, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360 since November, but the developer is already looking at how it will handle a second season – and maybe even a bigger franchise.
Speaking in an interview with Red Bull UK, Dan Connors, the CEO and co-founder of the veteran adventure game developer, talked about sources of inspiration Telltale drew from when crafting the story of The Walking Dead‘s first season.
“I think the games that we talked about the most during development were Heavy Rain and Uncharted from a cinematic standpoint, and Mass Effect from a choice standpoint,” he said.
Although development on the second season of The Walking Dead is still in its very early stages, Connors explains that Telltale is looking into how it could allow the players’ choices from the first season to somehow carry over into the second.
“Right now we are just starting to form the concept for season two. This all remains to be seen but we are definitely figuring out how to carry the saves over,” Connors explained.
The Walking Dead will undoubtedly be a big focus for Telltale as we enter the new year, but Connors hints that the developer is hungry to tackle a new project – possibly an even larger franchise such as Star Wars.
“Coming from Lucas Arts we always felt we could do a great Star Wars story game,” Connors said. “We also love the idea of building out a deeper story to a great game franchise, something like Half Life Stories or Halo Stories.”
You might want to take advantage of all The Walking Dead download sales because the newly released retail edition is creating serious problems for players.
Telltale forum users are reporting that the game on disc is nearly unplayable. They’re encountering issues such as freezing and stuttering, quick-time events where the timing is off, and more. Users also said that they couldn’t start Episode 2 after completing the first one. An Xbox Live title update was released to address this, but it’s still a problem for some.
The developer is aware of the “hitching and stuttering,” which is only happening to players with a 4GB Xbox 360 Slim, it says. But users are complaining of problems on other models. Telltale is investigating.
It seems the PlayStation 3 version is also affected with similar problems.