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(False Rumor)BttF and JP will start out as pilots...

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http://wireless.ign.com/articles/110/1100132p1.html

Telltale wants to do something different, something they are calling a "cinematic adventure." Though there will be familiar features to longtime Telltale fans, gamers should download these pilot episodes (and that's what they are: pilots to see if they should be picked up for actual series production), the developer wanted to try its hand at "aggressive pacing" and an "emotional rollercoaster."

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  • I will read the whole article, but by now, judging by the quote you have posted, I think they have wrongly mixed the ideas of the BttF and JP series and the Telltale Pilot Program (Puzzle Agent...)

  • @thesporkman said: http://wireless.ign.com/articles/110/1100132p1.html


    I highly doubt they will be pilots both are multi Billion dollar franchise and Universal wouldn't say one 3-4 hour game, it's a risk and well It's a money maker for Universal, and they wouldn't risk it.

  • Yeah, I don't really trust this article. It doesn't seem very well-researched. I recall reading somewhere that the games would be episodic, and besides, I doubt Universal would license two movie franchises this big to Telltale to try out in the pilot program. No, Universal is going to want full games out of these.

  • Okay, I realize that the guy's at E3 so he's probably got a lot to write-up and is dead tired by the time he gets to the time to do it, but still. Re-read it before you post it. It could be that BttF and JP are going to be pilots, but the somewhat confused nature of the article makes me wonder if the journalist is just remembering the conversation incorrectly. Especially since he seems to think all of Telltale's games have been point and clicks up 'til now and that the "cinematic adventure" designation for their games is new.

  • @Lena_P said: Okay, I realize that the guy's at E3 so he's probably got a lot to write-up and is dead tired by the time he gets to the time to do it, but still. Re-read it before you post it. It could be that BttF and JP are going to be pilots, but the somewhat confused nature of the article makes me wonder if the journalist is just remembering the conversation incorrectly. Especially since he seems to think all of Telltale's games have been point and clicks up 'til now and that the "cinematic adventure" designation for their games is new.

    Well, again Lena I don't think they will be Pilots because honestly, those are big franchises.

    But I do agree, that he was in a confused stupor, and really didn't do his research on either.

  • By that quote it seems to me that Telltale are actually trying to move away from classic adventure games. And move onto more linear movie like games.
    A shame if true I think.
    You can already see the changes go in this direction with their recent games, with the direct control scheme and all.

  • Well, assuming the article is at all accurate, this part is exciting:

    That said, you should definitely expect to see artifacts from these universes appear when the make sense. For example, the hoverboard will absolutely be a part of the Back to the Future game. Telltale is also working with some of the creators of each franchise to guarantee authenticity. There is also a possibility that actors from the franchises will also lend their voices to the games. I asked if it would be possible to be called a "butthead" by the Biff Tannen. Bruner seemed to think there was a strong possibility I will be satisfied.

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    That article doesn't work with direct quotes, which is a shame, because you can't tell what the author actually made up. The article itself indeed states that BTTF and JP would first receive a "pilot" to test how they'd do on the market. The official press release here contradicts this heavily:

    [quote]Look for the first video game based "season" of Back to the Future from Telltale this winter[/quote]

    So, either we get a complete season counting as a single "pilot", OR Telltale have changed their plans in nine days' time, OR Bruner doesn't know what he's talking about, OR the IGN article's author Levi Buchanan doesn't know what he's talking about. I personally vote for the last option. Confused journalist...

    @thesporkman: As the thread title is not necessary the truth, could you add a "(rumor)" to it? ;)
    /edit: thank you very much.

  • :'( At least link to Mixnmojo when you read a start a thread based on a newspost.

    Assuming you got this from Mixnmojo I mean.

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    @Kroms said: :'( At least link to Mixnmojo when you read a start a thread based on a newspost.

    Assuming you got this from Mixnmojo I mean.

    He quoted from exactly the right source - IGN. Mixnmojo rephrases the article, accepting its information at face value... that's hopefully a bad idea. ;)

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