Former Witcher Producer Making Next-Gen RPG Lords of the Fallen
The executive producer of the first two Witcher games is developing a new RPG for PC and next-gen consoles that he claims is a mix of Dark Souls and Borderlands.
In an interview with Eurogamer, Tomasz Gop explained that Sniper: Ghost Warrior 2 developer City Interactive will publish Lords of the Fallen, but most of the development is being done by German studio Deck 13, which has been working on the game for two years already.
I would say Dark Souls, I would say Borderlands in terms of the experience of developing your character.
“It’s a challenging game, action RPG, which means a lot of advanced combat,” Gop explained. “When you walk through a location, and you have to fight 10 enemies, that takes around an hour.
“When you fight in Mortal Kombat, when you fight in Tekken, that’s why it takes so long – Dark Souls is probably a strong reference as well. But we’ve done a lot of things differently. For example, we have a skill tree. I would call Borderlands here, because we’re gonna have something like action skills in the game, so classes, stuff like this.
“I would say Dark Souls, I would say Borderlands in terms of the experience of developing your character.”
Gop confirmed that the game was in development for PC, PS4 and Microsoft’s unannounced next Xbox, revealing that creating the world on the PS4 was proving to be a pleasant surprise. He did suggest, however, that the next Xbox wouldn’t be as much of a game-changer as some people think.
“I can’t talk too much about the next-gen Xbox,” he explained, “but I don’t think a lot of people [are] going to be surprised. I don’t think it’s going to be huge news what’s inside, no – seriously.”
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