Telltale Games' Gary Whitta, writer of The Walking Dead's first series, recently guested on IGN's Up At Noon, bringing with him some good news and some bad news. The bad news, unfortunately, is that Season 2 of The Walking Dead is a "way off." The good news, however, is that we won't have to wait until Season 2 to play more Walking Dead. Whitta says they've got "something extra" for fans between seasons.
Here's his full statement on what fans can expect... sooner or later:
"I can tell you what you already know, which is season two is coming. There’s not much to say because it really is very early…it’s a way off. But, knowing that it’s a way off, and knowing that people are hungry for more Walking Dead… there may very well be more Walking Dead from Telltale before season two. We may have a little something extra for you between season one and two."
As a huge fan of The Walking Dead, I finished Season 1 with an expectation that Season 2 would be coming out relatively soon. And by relatively, I thought its episodic structure might lead to a new season within six months to a year. I'm certainly not frustrated that it may take longer than expected -- rather, I'm intrigued. Does this mean they're building a new engine for the game? Can we expect Season 2 to evolve on the Walking Dead experience?
Cheers to Telltale for taking their time with The Walking Dead Season 2, where they could have released something faster with relatively little changed instead. Cheers to a Season 2 with more substantial gameplay. And Cheers to "something extra" in the mean time to keep us from dying of anticipation.