Jurassic Park closed until fall

Telltale delays PC/Mac edition of licensed episodic adventure to launch alongside console versions this fall; preorders refunded.

April is the scheduled arrival month for the PC and Mac versions of Telltale Games' take on NBC Universal's Jurassic Park, and as the month comes to a close, eager gamers may be anxiously glancing at their calendars. However, the anticipation is in vain, as Telltale announced this week that it has substantially delayed the first episode in its dinosaurs-run-amok adventure series.

Telltale has apparently found a way to keep the dinosaurs on the island.

Telltale now expects to release the PC and Mac versions alongside their console counterparts this fall. The studio has yet to reveal which consoles Jurassic Park will be available for, but Telltale has experience releasing games for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and Wii.

"The game's mechanics and storytelling have come together in such a way that we see great potential, so much so that we feel we can push these elements to the next level if we spend some extra time working on them," Telltale CEO Dan Connors said of the delay.

Connors also noted in an open letter to Telltale's fan base that those who preordered the game will be issued a full refund for their advance purchase. The executive also offered a make-good to preorderers, saying that those who bought Jurassic Park in advance have their pick of a free copy of any Telltale game. Information on this offer and preorder refunds will be distributed to those applicable in the next couple of days.

For more on Jurassic Park, check out GameSpot's previous coverage.

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39 comments
dawnofhero
dawnofhero

The graphics look a bit dated, but hey, it's Jurassic Park.

hasansalamy
hasansalamy

its nice to go back again and live this fantasy world but the graphics in the game is not very good as i think

bottomdollar
bottomdollar

wow full refund and free game WOW! What a way to make up for it. Delayed though...

hahamanin
hahamanin

damn was waiting for this....as for @Custodian405 u obviously havent played a telltale game yet so just dont comment also this delay makes me think this is gonna be the best telltale game ever

ziproy
ziproy

Are you kidding me. That guy was just interviewed by gamespot said it was going to be released "very soon" and now we have to wait till fall?? Im gonna pass on this game just because of tell tales lame move

Jag-T1000
Jag-T1000

The dinosaurs are going to get bored with no human snacks to munch on.

stakex007
stakex007

Its never a bad thing when a developer delays a game to make it better. Once its shipped, theres no going back.....

Sethbeastalan
Sethbeastalan

If they only tweak one thing, it better be to put the old T Rex roar in from the movie instead of the crappy one they have now.

Custodian405
Custodian405

soo.... wtf exactly do you do in this game? If it isn't a game about shooting dinosaurs, what is it? Running around + quick button events? Wow sounds exciting! (sarcasm) And i agree with some other comments, the animations and graphics look very dated. Espeicially, after looking at the Unreal Engine 3 tech demos yesterday.

Puzzler_Aaron
Puzzler_Aaron

Bummer, I really wanted it. But hey, if they're delaying it it must be to make it better. So I can wait :)

Rob_101
Rob_101

See this is why people hate on consoles... :x

IcyToasters
IcyToasters

@HT89488 Article: "Telltale now expects to release the PC and Mac versions alongside their console counterparts this fall." I don't understand what you mean. The type of game this is won't be subject to inferior controls on consoles, and I doubt there will be any difference in visual quality.

HT89488
HT89488

Its ok consoles....we will let you know how awesome the game is at least.

Bowser05
Bowser05

I'll wait. Telltale's games make me happy.

thelostkin
thelostkin

@Neophyte555 Not JUST video games

Neophyte555
Neophyte555

@thelostkin what do you think? its a video game site.

thelostkin
thelostkin

lol when i read the article title, i thought they meant jurassic park the ride was closed at universal studios

StJimmy15
StJimmy15

@SaintRasmus You mean (sarcastic)? Unless you're just a fan of blunt irony...

SaintRasmus
SaintRasmus

"Jurassic Park closed until fall" Noooooo ! (sarcastic))

IcyToasters
IcyToasters

If it makes it better I'm cool with it. I didn't think I would be, but after seeing gameplay, I'm looking forward to this one :)

PeterDuck
PeterDuck

Major fail. I was going to buy this game MOSTLY because it is a PC exclusive. I did the same thing with Shadow Harvest. Now I probably won't be buying it until it costs $ 10.00 or something.

BasilVZero
BasilVZero

I hope they release a new movie upon the release ;x

Poodger
Poodger

If they are making it better: I say delay it all they want If they are just dragging down the PC launch to have a simultaneous launch with consoles: I say I won't be buying this.

detonadoma
detonadoma

well if it turns out great i dont care how long it takes XD

packers91
packers91

I was going to go there for summer vacation!

volcomstoner180
volcomstoner180

theres no way this is a full retail game right? it looks like it was made 8 years ago....im interested because i love JP, more so as a kid...so im hopefull

kiopta1
kiopta1

Maybe I will be proven wrong...but the graphics and animation look very old. I am fearful that controls and presentation will be lacking and they hope that sales will be boosted only by using the Jurassic Park name.

Halox06
Halox06

I'll give it a shot when it comes out on Xbox live this fall. Looks interesting

ptpattycakes
ptpattycakes

Forget this game! I'm gonna go play operation genesis instead.

Jaga_Telesin
Jaga_Telesin

Why do I have this mental picture of Turok the Dinosaur Hunter standing around at a bus stop, for hours on end?

oneligas
oneligas

it won't be as funny as the Nazi Dinosaur game on steam, i never played it but it looks like a laugh a minute

alien33
alien33

maybe they realised it sucked and they should improve it??

Otulissa
Otulissa

Nice, I was a bit disappointed this wouldnt be on a console, my PC isnt strong enough for most newer games.

monson21502
monson21502

i love dinosaurs.... i want more dinosaur games!!!!