Not long ago, we heard that the game had the game found a new developer, Defiant Studios, now it’s become news that the partnership appears to have ended and the Polish company in charge, CI Games, has decided to finish the game in-house with outsourcing help.
The break-up doesn’t sound amicable, as CI Games shows in their announcement of the split:
“The termination of the agreement was submitted due to inadequate execution by Defiant [of] a key work stage (milestone no. 11), a so-called vertical slice. The quality of the work was lower than expected by the company, as precisely described in the agreement, despite three calls to improve the quality of this stage of work.”
Defiant Studios, however, doesn’t agree with this announcement:
“We categorically disagree with the portrayal of Defiant Studios made by CI Games,” founder and managing director David Grijns said.
“The team that was working on CI Games’ project was comprised of exceedingly talented developers whose work we fully stand behind. Our team knows how to build quality games as is evident by their key roles in Just Cause 3, Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, Far Cry 5, Devil May Cry (DmC) and many other top tier projects.”