2019 has been a stellar year for French publisher Focus Home Interactive and spearheading their roster of impressive single-player releases this year is A Plague Tale: Innocence from French developer Asobo Studios. The game received both player and critical acclaim – yours truly loved it and scored it a 9 in our review – with further reward for effort coming in the form of a Game Awards nomination for Best Narrative (a category it should win, in my opinion).
Fans of the game have been asking Asobo and Focus for a sequel ever since they finished Amicia and Hugo’s emotive journey and it seems they will get their wish – that is if the French site Xbox Squad is to be believed.
The site claims that a source inside the upper echelon of Focus Home Interactive has confirmed that the publisher has ordered a sequel, with Asobo once again at the helm. Furthermore, the report states that the game will be officially revealed in 2020, with the aim to launch in 2022.
According to the report, the COO of Focus Home Interactive verified that a sequel is in the works when contacted for comment. However, when Eurogamer contacted Focus for confirmation they had their poker face on, although there was no denial. You can read the statement Focus gave to Eurogamer below:
Focus Home Interactive and Asobo are very proud of the critical and public reception of A Plague Tale: Innocence, and the sales. We’re delighted to have received a solid number of awards and nominations, including for Best Narrative at the Game Awards next week. We want to pursue our efforts to make sure the game gets even more attention from players and we will thus keep promoting that title as it deserves.
Of course, we announced last year we are partnering with Asobo for a future project but never confirmed if it was a sequel to A Plague Tale or not – and will give more details on that title when the right time comes.
Given the game’s success and how it boosted the coffers of Focus Home, it’s hardly surprising that a sequel is on the cards. I for one would love a follow up to the story that played out in Innocence, after all, it’s currently in a tug of war with Resident Evil 2 for my own personal GOTY.
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