Originally Posted by Bloody Eugene
So you guys think the actual engine could last for another 8 years?
The Telltale Tool? It can be used forever. Engines can always be updated when new technology comes in, look at SCUMM (actually SPUTM). It was extended endless times when new graphics technology came in, and was further extended at Humongous to support 16-bit graphics and then even later at LucasArts 2.0 to support HD resolution with the Special Editions.
You can tell that the Telltale Tool has been enhanced over the years. Look at Telltale Texas Hold'Em or Bone: Out from Boneville (or CSI: 3 Dimensions of Murder) and then look at The Walking Dead. There's improved shaders, more polygons, better lighting, shadows, etc.
I'm sure Telltale could produce a game with graphic bells and whistles, but it's a conscious decision by Telltale to keep the graphic requirements low so they can support crappy e-Machines computers like mine as well as low-end systems like the iPhone. They instead focus on style over graphic pizzazz, which is a good trade-off because their games look good because of that decision (and hyper realistic games tend to look dated more quickly than those with an artistic art direction).