Telltale CEO Kevin Bruner Steps Down, Remains On the Board "As We Transition"

Published: March 18, 2017 12:22 PM /


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Telltale's Kevin Bruner has announced that he will be stepping down as the company's CEO. This news comes from a company-wide letter sent to all their employees, after which it ended up in the hands of the people over at Kotaku. This decision comes as somewhat as a surprise because Bruner took up the position in 2015, a mere 2 years ago.

Here's an excerpt of the email sent out to their employees:

Today I am writing to let you know that I’ll be stepping away from my position as CEO of Telltale.

We’ve grown aggressively since Telltale’s inception, and now Telltale is bigger than I ever dreamed it would be. There are many possible futures for Telltale, and all of them are exciting and uniquely challenging. The time has come to pass the reins to someone that can better drive Telltale to the next level and realize all the potential that is here.

While he is stepping down from the position immediately, Bruner will remain on the company's board "as we transition". Bruner, who was one of the founders of the company, leaves the day-to-day activities of the position in the hands of co-founder Dan Connors.

Head of Creative Communications Job Stauffer told Kotaku the following:

Kevin has led Telltale over the past couple of years after he stepped into the CEO role for co-founder Dan Connors in 2015. With Kevin departing, Telltale is fortunate to have Dan here to step back seamlessly into the CEO role.
The company recently appeared at PAX East, where they showed off a new trailer for their new game based on the Guardians of the Galaxy franchise. A recent rumor also states that Nintendo Switch versions of Batman and Guardians of the Galaxy might be in development.

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Chris Anderson
| Staff Writer

I've been playing games since I was just barely able to walk so I might as well write about them.