Expanse Telltale Game AwardsSource: Telltale (screenshot)

What you need to know

  • Telltale Games has returned with a game based on The Expanse.
  • This will be the studio's first major game since going defunct, after which it was revived with many of its licensing retained.
  • There is no release date for The Expanse: A Telltale series.

The Game Awards preshow was packed full of announcements, but one particularly stuck out for many fans. Telltale is a name that's beloved in the community and has been relatively absent since shuttering in 2018. Though it was revived a year later, its new projects have been kept under wraps until now. Telltale debuted its first trailer for The Expanse: A Telltale Series.

The Expanse is a popular sci-fi series of novels that's been adapted into a successful television series. Set in a future where the solar system has been colonized, it features a lot of the political intrigue that Game of Thrones did, but a lot better. The trailer doesn't show much besides Camina Drummer walking through a derelict space station, The Artemis.

"Working with a fantastic IP like The Expanse is both daunting and thrilling," said Jeff Litchford, COO for Deck Nine (via IGN). "We wanted to pick a character and story that hadn't already been told – one that players could really influence but that also stayed true to the books and series for the fans. The collaboration with Telltale has enabled us to bounce around ideas and approach things from the different perspectives each company brings to the adventure genre as we work to tell the best story possible."

No release date was announced for The Expanse: A Telltale Series. It's being co-developed with Deck Nine Games, which recently released Life is Strange: True Colors.