Season 1 has been in the books for less than a week, but Telltale Games has confirmed that Season 2 of Game of Thrones is a foregone conclusion.
While speaking to The Hollywood Reporter, Telltale’s CEO Kevin Bruner told the outlet that as per usual in their games, the decisions that you’ve made in Season 1 of Game of Thrones will carry over to Season 2:
“When we initially announced the series in 2013, we let everyone know this would be a multi-title, multiyear partnership with HBO. After this week’s finale, I’m pleased to officially confirm that there will be a second season of Telltale’s Game of Thrones series and that it’s currently in development.
The questions left on the table at the conclusion of season one — who survived and who didn’t — 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, but I really shouldn’t be revealing more than that.”
The Hollywood Reporter pressed Bruner for a bit more information, specifically how far along Telltale was with Season 2. They didn’t get much:
“While we cannot divulge any of the specific details, we can say that Telltale’s approach to game development is much more like television than most other game developers. Across all of our series — The Walking Dead, Minecraft: Story Mode and more — the development process at Telltale spends a significant amount of time upfront in the writer’s rooms not just with writers, but designers, directors and creative input from all across the studio. It’s not unusual for our games to exist longer on whiteboards and sticky notes and in scripts than they do in traditional game production. It’s incredibly similar to how TV often spends so much time in preproduction and planning before moving into actually shooting. It’s from then on that we take the live development aspect into play, observing the audience and their feedback as we adjust and build upon the experience along the way.”
Again, the finale for Game of Thrones was just released on Tuesday. It’s not surprising that Telltale has nothing to say in regards to Season 2. We will keep you posted though as soon as any news hits.