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Lords of the Fallen 2 To Be Developed By Defiant Studios

The project is alive

Polish-based publisher CI Games has today announced that New York-based developers Defiant Studios has taken over the development for the follow-up to 2014’s Lords of the Fallen. 

David Grijns, the Founder and Managing Director of Defiant Studios confirmed that the parties had been speaking for months before an agreement was reached. “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,” he said.

Defiant Studios was formed in 2016 by former studio head and game director at Avalanche Studios New York. The decision to outsource the game’s development is part of CI Games’ direction going forward the company confirmed.

CI Games will continue to develop projects internally with a smaller and leaner development team, as per its new direction announced in June 2017. But the partnership demonstrates the publisher’s commitment to fostering relationships with third-party developers, preserving their creative freedom and delivering quality titles for their community. The LotF 2 collaboration marks the beginning of a new chapter in the publisher’s gaming portfolio.

CI CEO Marek Tyminksi followed by saying that “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,” he says. “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.”

No release date or window was announced.

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