The future of sequel Lords of the Fallen 2 is in question as one of the developers of the game has been laid off by CI Games.
Following the news that CI Games would be shifting their focus a little following the release of Sniper Ghost Warrior 3 they reiterated their commitment to the sequel to Lords of the Fallen, however a recent downsizing has left fans wondering whether that was true.
Speaking with Eurogamer, CI Games’ Tomasz Gop, a developer for the first Lords of the Fallen game and had been previously working on the sequel, has been let go from the studio because of “a reduction in team, in scope, in budget, in business approach.”
“Almost two years I’ve been working on the sequel and I have not seen it leave the concept/vision stage. I was working on something I was really 100 per cent into and we were not producing the game,” he said.
In CI Games previous statement, the company revealed that their scope for Sniper Ghost Warrior 3 was a little too ambitious. According to Gop, Lords of the Fallen 2 might have suffered the same fate.
“There came a time when Sniper [Ghost Warrior 3] was the most important thing for CI, the next big hit,” he continued. “It also might have been the reason why Lords was not progressing as fast. Of course it’s not uncommon knowledge that [SGW3] didn’t go exactly according to plan, especially if it goes for sales. And here we are.”
CI Games seem to be looking more towards quality rather than scope which might mean that the next Lords of the Fallen game could be a long way off, if it ever arrives at all.