That. I believe is their biggest problem. Due to the success of The Walking Dead, they got overly ambitious. Buying up well-established licences and then those games underperformed. They kept wanting another success like TWD but it never happened. In fact, the whole reason I think they were able to acquire said licences is off of the back of TWD.
They should have focused on one project at a time. Tell TWD story but finish it, not leave it for years and then go back.
Then there are those completely useless after shows that they had. What was the point of that? More money wasted that they must’ve known they did not have.
Then we have the actual writing talent. When you have a game so heavy on story and not gameplay, you need to ensure you have strong writers. The writing in Season One of TWD was solid but by Season Two, they had multiple writers of different episodes and it all felt uneven/disjointed from one another. Like the writers weren’t collaborating, like the two writers (if I remember correctly) of the first season had done.
The biggest kicker for me was when they brought out Game of Thrones, the first episode was solid but as it went on I began to see the pattern emerging, not just, in that game but ALL their games. The formula. When I start seeing the man behind the curtain, I cannot unsee it.
Each episode was coming out every 4-6 weeks but then after episode 5, they waited months to put out an unsatisfactory, short ending that just annoyed me no end.
Not to mention I had the game on PS3 and it was an absolute mess. It was buggy, it stopped working so often, I began to say to myself, ooh in GRR Martin’s World of Ice and Fire, even the games are being killed off.
I never bought any other game from them after that.
While it is sad, it isn’t all that surprising and definitely not sudden. They had to lay off people around a year ago. The writing has been on the wall for a while now because when this^ keeps happening to one person, me, how many others have given up on them too?
This is an abridged version of my gripes. You can thank me later.
EDIT: Erm yeah, what WikiTora said basically. I could have summed that up much shorter it would seem. I never noticed your post @WikiTora until after I made mine.