Lords of the Fallen 2 is in need of major reworking according to Eurogamer, who broke the news on the troubled video game.
Not even one year ago, CI Games announced Defiant Studios as the development head on the sequel to 2014’s Lords of the Fallen. Now, CI Games has dropped Defiant and is restarting work on the project once more. The deal was made after Tomasz Gop left in 2015, stalling development on the sequel.
From what Eurogame translated from a press release, they discovered the decision wasn’t amicable.
“The termination of the agreement was submitted due to inadequate execution by Defiant [of] a key work stage (milestone no. 11), a so-called vertical slice. The quality of the work was lower than expected by the company, as precisely described in the agreement, despite three calls to improve the quality of this stage of work.”
According to David Grijns, the managing director at Defiant Games, he doesn’t agree with how CI Games makes his studio look:
“The team that was working on CI Games’ project was comprised of exceedingly talented developers whose work we fully stand behind. Our team knows how to build quality games as is evident by their key roles in Just Cause 3, Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, Far Cry 5, Devil May Cry (DmC) and many other top tier projects.”
However, Grijns is abiding by contractual confidentiality obligations and can’t speak on the matter at this time.