It looks like you just can't slow Telltale Games down. No sooner have they released a brand new episodic series amidst additional seasons of their dozen other successful games, now we're seeing rumors that the developer might be working on a new project based on a fan-favorite television show.
Folks familiar with the show Mr. Robot are likely familiar with the fictional company known as E Corp. Well, out of the blue, the Telltale Facebook page suddenly became home to an E Corp ad for a new messaging app for your iOS and Android devices. The app, like the company, is fictional. But that's left us wondering: Why is Telltale teasing something like this unless they're working on a new project? We doubt it's because they're just huge fans of the show, though we don't doubt that they are, in fact, huge fans of the show. I mean, it's fantastic. Anyway, here's a look at what we're talking about.
To make matters more interesting, IGN recently did a post on Telltale's shenanigans, which the developer then reposted to their Twitter page. Again, that seems like an awful lot of hinting for something that isn't true, so we're starting to bank on a new Telltale game set in the Mr. Robot universe at this point.
If you watch the video, you'll enjoy a seemingly normal advertisement for a new and revolutionary messaging app that isn't tracking your information, location or anything like that. Nope, not one little bit.
So is it possible that Telltale is just having some fun here and showing off their love of Mr. Robot, which is now in its second season of entertaining the hell out of audiences? Of course, it is. But is it likely? Well, we don't feel so, but all we can do is wait for an official announcement, assuming something truly is cooking behind the scenes.
At this point, we figure Telltale must have the largest staff on the face of the earth, seeing as how they're working on about a dozen projects all at once. From The Walking Dead to Tales from the Borderlands, Game of Thrones to Minecraft Story Mode and beyond, they've got a huge collection of episodic series that are all gunning for additional chapters and seasons. Oh, and then there's the recently released first chapter of the Telltale Batman game, which seems to be getting as much critical praise as everything else Telltale turns out.
What we like most about the Mr. Robot project is that, like everything else in their stable, it's pretty unexpected. Nobody can claim they stick to one theme or genre, and they always manage to do something interesting with the properties they work with.
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