Lords of the Fallen 2 Finds New Home at Hexworks, A New Studio Opened by CI Games
Lords of the Fallen 2 development isn't dead yet, as CI Games says the project is "here to stay" at its newly-founded studio, Hexworks.
Lords of the Fallen 2 has been in development hell for a hot minute. All the way back in 2017, the sequel was said to have been stuck in its concept stage before then seeing its vision tightened and the budget for the game shrunk. Then, just last year, CI Games opted to pull Defiant Studios off of the game, who was working on it at the time. Fortunately, for those still looking forward to the title, it’s still in the pipeline, with a new internal studio now working on the project.
CI Games announced today that it has opened a new studio that is known as Hexworks. The team at Hexworks will work out of two offices in Barcelona and Bucharest, with both having opened their doors earlier in 2020. Hexworks will primarily work on action-APG titles, with the studio’s first venture being that of Lords of the Fallen 2.
“It’s been a long time since we started talking about Lords of the Fallen 2 and trying different ideas,” explained CI Games CEO Marek Tyminski in an accompanying statement today. “I am very excited for us to be able to announce the new studio that has been already at work for the last half of the year and made significant progress.”
Tyminski went on to say that CI Games has remained relatively silent about this development over the past year because they didn’t want to get fans excited once again while the studio was getting off of the ground. With the vision for Lords of the Fallen 2 now said to be finalized, Tyminski said that the game and Hexworks as a whole is “here to stay.”
In total, around 25 developers are said to be working on Lords of the Fallen 2 at Hexworks right now. Despite being comprised of a team that has shipped AAA titles in the past, CI Games says Hexworks is working with an indie mentality on the title. As for news on the game itself, Hexworks wants Lords of the Fallen 2 to continue to be challenging and will continue to iterate on ideas found in the “Soulsborne” subgenre.
Lords of the Fallen 2 doesn’t have a release window just yet and it likely won’t for quite some time. However, Hexworks says it will officially be the first game that the studio ships and it’s slated to come to PC and next-gen consoles.