'Lords of the Fallen 2' could be delayed by up to two years.
The sequel to the 2014 action role-playing video game was originally thought to be getting a release date at some point this year, but after a reduction in the team size - which saw the game's director Tomasz Gop "let go" from developers CI Games - it has now been revealed that the product could be as far as two years away from completion.
CI Games CEO Marek Tyminski said: "It doesn't mean that we are not continuing with 'Lords of the Fallen' - we definitely have that game in our plans and we definitely want to make this a great game. We're very serious about 'Lords of the Fallen' the sequel. It's nothing like going halfway: this is definitely the quality way."
And despite admitting there was a "very small team" working on the game, Marek insisted the game would be ready in less than "a couple of years".
He added to Eurogamer.com: "I wouldn't say it's a couple of years away. We've been working quite a lot on 'Lords of the Fallen 2', we really did a lot. It's really finding the best teams who can work on that game together, and when we have that setting, we pretty much know what we want to do."
The news comes as Tomasz Gop told the same publication over the weekend that he had been "let go" from CI Games because of a "reduction" in areas such as team size, scope, and budget.
He said: "I was let go because of a reduction in team, in scope, in budget, in business approach. Almost two years I've been working on the sequel and I have not seen it leave the concept/vision stage. I was working on something I was really 100 per cent into and we were not producing the game."