Telltale Games has plenty of projects on its slate, between the recent debut of its Batman adaptation, the third season of its award-winning The Walking Dead series, and a game based on a Marvel property scheduled for 2017. Now, there’s word that the studio might also be working on a title based on one of television’s hottest shows.
Mr. Robot premiered to rave reviews in 2016, and its currently airing second series is garnering similar praise. Over the last few days, there have been indications that the show is to receive a video game adaptation of sorts — but it seems to be something far removed from your average tie-in.
Just ahead of Gamescom 2016 on August 2016, fictional firm E Corp — typically referred to in the show as “Evil Corp” — will be releasing a very real messenger app. The “hack” that takes place at the end of an advert for the app shared on Twitter suggests that this might be the start of some kind of ARG.
Even more intriguingly, promotional materials for the app have been shared by the official Telltale Facebook and Twitter accounts, according to a report from Eurogamer. While it may be that the studio’s social media team members are fans of the show, it seems more likely that Telltale has a vested interest in the project.
It’s easy to see how Telltale’s signature style could be used to great effect in a Mr. Robot adaptation. What’s more, the studio already has ample experience working with television networks thanks to its games based on The Walking Dead and Game of Thrones.
The E Corp messenger app seems like a project designed to raise more questions than it answers, and it has already performed that task quite effectively. However, giving the timing of the app’s release, it seems almost certain that we’ll know more as Gamescom gets underway on August 18.