Lords of the Fallen 2, the sequel to the action role-playing game by Deck13, is now being developed by Defiant Studios. CI Games announced today that the New York-based studio has taken the lead in the development of Lords of the Fallen 2.
Lords of the Fallen
The first Lords of the Fallen was released on the Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC back in October 2014. CI Games had originally planned to release the next game in 2017. With over 2 million sales, Lords of the Fallen was considered a success and CI Games has partnered with Defiant to achieve a greater goal.
Defiant Studios is a private independent studio based in New York. Former studio head of Avalanche Studios, the developers of Just Cause 3, founded Defiant Studios in 2016.
“We talked to a number of globally respected studios that had shown a strong interest in making the next LotF, and received several solid pitches. We finally decided to move forward with Defiant because we were impressed with their game concept, production expertise, and the pedigree of their developers,” said CI Games Chief Executive Officer, Marek Tymiński. “Defiant is made up of some the industry’s most talented creators, and we are thrilled to have them create the sequel to LotF. We look forward to bringing their next big game to the global market on consoles and PC.”
On the collaboration between CI and Defiant, Founder and Managing Director of Defiant Studios, David Grijns said, “We have been talking with CI Games for several months now, and went through a detailed process of getting to know one another’s expectations and motivations in regards to Lords of the Fallen 2. We are happy that we can commit our studio to developing a great game in a well-established franchise. Our team has been excited about the chance to make the next LotF from the moment we started to work on our pitch for CI. We are particularly thrilled about the creative freedom that CI Games is willing to offer.”
Tymiński emphasised, “Signing the next LotF with Defiant is a very important step for CI Games as a publisher. We look forward to continue teaming up with third-party developers to help bring their projects to global audiences, and are invested in building long term relationships. For the past several months we have been in discussions with many talented studios from around the world, and will soon have more to share about the outcomes of those discussions. This marks the beginning for CI Games in terms of the games portfolio we have been building for the coming years.”
This new partnership will greatly impact Lord of the Fallen 2 when it releases. The sequel will be available on PC and consoles when it launches, although a release date has not yet been revealed.