What’s up with the next season of the Game of Thrones game? You can go to the Hollywood Reporter and get all exposed to spoilers for Season 1, or you can read on.
Kevin Bruner, the CEO of Telltale Games talked a lot about Season 1 in the Hollywood Reporter interview. That season just concluded after six episodes of twists and turns—and cliffhangers.
First of all, you should know that there will be a season 2. “The questions left on the table at the conclusion of season one […] as well as all the other choices you made play a huge role in the second season. We’ve been planning the second season all along,” Bruner said, “but I really shouldn’t be revealing more than that.”
Bruner compared Telltale’s game design process to filming a TV series. “It’s not unusual for our games to exist longer on whiteboards and sticky notes and in scripts longer than they do in traditional game production,” he said, explaining the process. “It’s incredibly similar to how TV often spends so much time in preproduction and planning before moving into actually shooting.”
Part of designing Telltale’s games is also responding to audience feedback, which can lead to changes in the stories they’re telling. When it comes to season 2 of the series, Bruner says they will continue to have multiple player characters. Of course, their fates are still up to the player.
“We know that the choices made will have long-lasting effects on later episodes… but we’re still not quite ready to go into detail.”
There’s no release date for season 2 of Telltale’s Game of Thrones yet, but the first episode of season 1 is free right now on Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, and in the iOS, Android, and Amazon app stores.