The Expanse’s sci-fi world is a success both as a book and TV series (via Amazon Prime). Now you put out your feelers in the games area and want to publish an adventure with decisions and consequences. And which studios have made this mechanism socially acceptable? Right: Telltale Games and Deck Nine (including Life is Strange: True Colors).
These two adventure specialists are working together on The Expanse: The Telltale Series, which incidentally is the first new brand Telltale has been working on since the studio restarted in 2019 – the other project in production is the sequel to The Wolf Among us , the first season of which was released in 2014.
“One of our driving forces is to enable other creative voices to tell their stories the way previous, genre-defining Telltale games did,” said Jamie Ottilie, CEO of Telltale. “We’re big fans of Deck Nine’s work and were looking for an IP where we could create stories together. The Expanse is a full world that both studios are really looking forward to exploring.”
The game is set before the events of the TV series. Players will slip into the role of Camina Drummer, played by Cara Gee in both the show and the game, and who is here on the hunt for a mysterious treasure. You have to deal with a multitude of characters, deal with a bloody mutiny and of course, in the best tradition of the developer studios involved, make difficult decisions, the consequences of which decide the fate of the spaceship Artemis and its crew.
Since The Expanse is still in an early production phase, Telltale Games has not yet given any information about a release period. Only PC and leading consoles are named as platforms.