CI Games have announced that they have managed to strike a deal with New York-based developer Defiant Studios whom will be taking over duties in bring the already-announced sequel to Lords of the Fallen, to life. The publisher had previously confirmed a follow-up to the 2014 original created by Deck13 who themselves would go on to make fellow Action RPG debutant, The Surge. Defiant Studios, though relatively new, is led by former leaders and founders of the New York branch of Avalanche Studios, following the release of Just Cause 3.
Lords of the Fallen 2’s fate was put somewhat in limbo after the Poland-based publisher’s efforts were mostly invested in the development and subsequent release of Sniper Ghost Warrior 3 in April of last year with the planned sequel barely moving out of the concept phase during this time. Even so, no new or otherwise updated release date has been provided but the game is targeting both consoles and PC.