announced that development of Lords of the Fallen 2
was restarting with
Defiant Studios as its new developer. Now Poland-based publisher/developer CI
Games announces they've taken Defiant off the project and will complete the
action/RPG sequel in-house.
has a translation of the Polish press release with the news, which
says this was due to low-quality work. They also have a defiant response from
Defiant: "We categorically disagree with the portrayal of Defiant Studios made
by CI Games," founder and managing director David Grijns states. "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."
Here's the translation of the announcement this to which this responds:
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."