Development of Lords of the Fallen 2 has changed the direction following the departure of executive producer Tomasz Gop from developer CI Games.
"We're grateful for his input, but we have different visions for further development of the series and Tomasz will not be a part of CI Games' progress,” the studio said, as reported by Eurogamer.
"We want to reach a wider audience for this game. That's why we're building a richer story. We're aware that these aspects could've been better in first game, so the story is a big point of the sequel, along with robust fighting system. We want to bring something fresh to RPG games."
In a further communication, Gop suggested that it was he who chose to leave the studio and hand over the game.
"I want to respect CI's will to keep that [the reasons for their parting] between me and them,” he added. I wanted all the best for Lords but there's going to be someone else leading the project and we'll see if it will make it more successful than I could.
"I made [up] my mind a couple of days ago. We just wanted to figure out the best communication for both sides."
The site speculates that Gop's interests for the game may have been more in developing the combat mechanics than the story. Deck13, which co-developed the first game, will not be involved with the second either as it's now busy making its new sci-fi RPG, named yesterday as The Surge.