CI Games announced today that it will partner with the independent Defiant Studios to develop Lords of the Fallen 2. Defiant Studios started in 2016 and is comprised with industry vets that have worked on titles such as Just Cause 3. You can read more on the partnership below.
About the CI Games and Defiant Studios Partnership
“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.”
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.
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 product portfolio we have been building for the coming years.”
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