Last year, when Ubisoft announced they would be porting their UbiArt 2D RPG Child of Light to Nintendo Switch, they also very pointedly teased a sequel to the game at the same time. The very blatant tease showed a piece of paper outright saying “Child of Light II” hidden behind a Nintendo Switch, indicating that a sequel was in or near production. Unfortunately, it seems like the piece of paper is all that exists of said sequel, as the creative director Patrick Plourde doesn’t believe Ubisoft wants to make a game that isn’t a service.
Speaking to Video Games Chronicle in an extensive interview, Plourde admitted that the game isn’t being made right now, even though he very much would like to change that.
“I don’t know if there’s a Child of Light 2 that is in production, Ubisoft is big, but I’m not working on it,” Plourde told VGC. “Right now, I don’t think there’s a Child of Light 2 being produced…I’m not holding my breath.” Plourde explained that he thinks Ubisoft’s announced plans to adapt the game to a TV series might be helpful for sequel plans, but he hasn’t heard anything yet.
“I don’t think it’s the type of game that Ubisoft wants to make,” Plourde said. “The company is not an adolescent company, it is a mature company. And the other things, in terms of portfolio, it’s still supported – we ported it on Switch and we’re still selling a bunch of copies, but it’s just that right now it’s all about games as a service. We can make money out of it, but you can make more money elsewhere. That’s the problem of not being independent while making this.”
He also shared what his ideas for the game are, which probably populated that piece of paper in the picture.
“I know the major beats, the location, and that it would feature multiple protagonists,” he said. “It would have two protagonists going on different paths in life with different motivations, linked by their friendship.”
[Source: Video Games Chronicle]