As the popular episodic video game series 'The Walking Dead' enters its second season, developer Telltale Games is debating about including a feature where save game information from the first season can be imported to the new game.
Telltale's CEO Dan Connors spoke to Red Bull UK on Jan. 6 about how they are now investigating what technology they can use to carry save information from the first season, which ended in November with Episode 5: No Time Left. This technology would be much like the 'Mass Effect' games, where, to create the feeling one constant, player-controlled storyline, save information from the first game is carried over to the second, and from the second to the third.
'Right now we are just starting to form the concept for season two,' Connors said in the interview. 'This all remains to be seen, but we are definitely figuring out how to carry the saves over.'
Even though Telltale is being mum about the storyline of season two, they did elaborate on future projects for themselves, including a 'Star Wars' title. 'Coming from LucasArts,' Connors said, 'we always felt we could do a great Star Wars story game. We also love the idea of building out a deeper story to a great game franchise, something like Half Life Stories or Halo Stories.'
'The Walking Dead' game series is based on the graphic novel series by Robert Kirkman. It follows several survivors of a zombie apocalypse of unknown origins, as they travel across the United States looking for food, shelter, and hope. The graphic novel series, as well as the television series and the games themselves, have all been highly praised, with the first episode of the game series being downloaded over 1 million times to PC, Mac, PSN, and Xbox Live.
For more information, check out the Gamespot article by Laura Parker.