New Tales From the Borderlands is set to be a spiritual successor to the original Telltale Games narrative adventure. And while Gearbox, led by its Quebec studio, is leading this new project, key “alumni” who’ve worked on the original Tales Borderlands games are also working on the new title.
In 2018, Telltale Games closed its doors in dramatic fashion, laying off most of its staff and canceling several projects in development. While Telltale Games has since been revived under new ownership, many ex-Telltale developers have gone on to work in different studios and industries.
But for fans worried New Tales From the Borderlands might be missing the input of developers who’ve helped perfect the narrative adventure genre, worry not. In an interview with IGN, Gearbox shared that key members who worked on Telltale’s Tales From the Borderlands are back for New Tales.
“We have a lot of excellent writers between our Gearbox Studios who have spent a lot of time building the Borderlands universe but we partnered with key alumni from the original Tales game,” says Gearbox director of production James Lopez.
Not only that, but New Tales From the Borderlands’ head writer is Lynn Joyce who is a doctor of interactive fiction. That means the hundreds of choices Gearbox is promising in New Tales From the Borderlands should surprise players with the numerous ways they can branch off and also converge back into each other.
New Tales From the Borderlands was announced Gamescom Opening Night Live. For more announcements, check out IGN’s rundown of every new game and trailer revealed.
Matt T.M. Kim is IGN’s News Editor. You can reach him @lawoftd.