Just saw a report over on Joystiq about Telltale’s upcoming Jurassic Park adventure game (well, Heavy Rain-style game, but I’m not sure that counts as a genre yet). They seem to think the big news is that the game now has an official release date of November 15 for PC, Mac, and PS3 (with the 360 version coming later [on a disc!]), but they’ve got it wrong. The actual news is this:
THE GAME ISN’T BEING RELEASED EPISODICALLY!
According to Joystiq, “every episode will be immediately available for download—as opposed to doling them out monthly.” That means no more waiting around for the next episode, in the meantime forgetting everything that happened in the episode prior. That means no more two months between every two hours of gameplay (or, in the case of Bone—it’s been like five years now, right?). No more us complaining about it constantly. DING DONG, THE HORRIBLE RELEASE SCHEDULE IS DEAD!
…Assuming they stick with it, anyway. Fingers crossed! We’ll find out what’s what in November.
Update: Telltale’s PR Manager has reached out to us (via our comments section—see below) to clear up some confusion:
Hey guys, I’m Telltale’s PR manager and I just wanted to clear something up. While Jurassic Park is not being released episodically we remain committed to the very successful episodic model and our future releases will be released episodically. We had a great opportunity to release Jurassic Park on the Xbox 360 via retail this fall and to do so meant packing the game on the disc as a whole.
…darn. False alarm!