It’s been awhile since we’ve learned anything regarding Lords of the Fallen 2, which got confirmed back in December of last year.
Now, in an interview with Eurogamer, we’ve at least found out when to expect the game – 2017. “We plan to release the game in 2017,” said CI Games boss Marek Tyminski. “We learnt not to say about the release date too early, so we will only be announcing the release date of each particular game when we will be close enough and we will be sure the game will be on time.”
The original co-developer, German studio Deck 13, will not be involved in the sequel. “We are not working with Deck 13 right now,” Tyminski confirmed. “We are starting the project, we start from the concepting, but we definitely will be working with a lot of partners.”
The game has reportedly sold well since its launch back in October of last year – over 900,000 units according to Tyminski. “It’s doing fine,” said Tyminski. “We are over 900,000 units. Not yet 1m but we are approaching that. And definitely it’s a good start for the new IP. Definitely we can say that Lords of the Fallen 1 proved the IP made sense.”
Quite a few commentators would point out the game highly borrowed its style and mechanics from the Souls franchise, a point that Tyminski was keen to respond to. “I just wish it wasn’t so happy to sit in another game’s shadow,” he said. Tyminski expressed his desire to make the sequel stand more on its own.
Finally, when speaking of the game’s pedigree and what the studio is hoping to bring to the sequel, Tyminski replied, “We’re taking all of the lessons from Lords of the Fallen 1 to make, first of all, a much better game, and second, to make it more efficient from the production perspective.”