Originally Posted by Udvarnoky
The reason Telltale hasn't talked is because the marketing is squarely the responsibility of Ubisoft's. I could be wrong but I don't think they're allowed to breathe a word about the game with Ubi's consent. And the reason Ubisoft hasn't given this game a whole lot of coverage online is apparently because they don't need to - all the previous games had similar levels of exposure and it didn't seem to harm their sales.
CSI isn't really a license Ubisoft needs to spend any money on making sure that online based, hardcore gamers become aware of. As this game is aimed squarely at devotees of the show who don't necessarily play games, hardcore gamers are destined to despise it anyway. (See: Any review of the CSI games from a hardcore gaming site.) CSI is, like, the biggest show on TV, so all they really need to do is toss some promos on TV during the airing of an episode, and bam, you automatically break even. (Or something.)
The day of the publisher having the leash has been long gone for years :P
Developers are just as busy as the publisher in the upcoming weeks to their gold finally being released to the public. The publisher of course have the costly packaging, mastering and distribution to contend with, but the harder work is still with the developer :P