A couple of years ago, Ubisoft released Child of Light, a well-received, role-playing adventure with beautiful hand-drawn animation. It’s been a big hit across the board – most recently on Switch – and there’s been rumors that a sequel may be on the way. Alas, that’s not likely to be the case, unless the publisher changes its mind sometime soon.
In a recent interview with Video Games Chronicle, creative director Patrick Plourde expressed doubt that the sequel would ever happen.
“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 explained. “Right now, I don’t think there’s a Child of Light 2 being produced… I’m not holding my breath.”
But the reasoning behind why we won’t be getting it shows some signs of concern.
“I don’t think it’s the type of game that Ubisoft wants to make,” he 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.”
That said, he didn’t shut the door entirely on the possibility. A Child of Light TV series is in the works, and a tie-in game is possible. “If it happens, maybe then that could open a door for a sequel, because you’d want to capitalize.”
Ubisoft didn’t have anything official to say on the matter. But here’s hoping it gives a sequel some consideration. The first game sold pretty well for them, and a lot of folks that would probably appreciate a follow-up.