Publisher Focus Home Interactive has announced that A Plague Tale: Innocence has surpassed 1 million copies sold.
The Asobo Studio-developed action-adventure launched to both fan and critical acclaim thanks to its brutal rendition of 14th century France and excellent protagonists, Amicia and Hugo de Rune. In our review, we gave A Plague Tale: Innocence an 8, saying that it had "the most powerful representation of the Black Death in the medium".
But with the game being a success, is there a sequel planned? Although there's no official word on it, we do know, since April 2019, that Focus Home Interactive and Asobo Studio are working on a new game, "which will take players out on a journey to a land of adventure".
A Plague Tale: Innocence 1 Million Copies Sold
Back in December, French website XboxSquad quoted a verified source, saying that a sequel to A Plague Tale: Innocence was in the works.
The article claims that the info comes from a "Focus head", while also revealing that the sequel to A Plague Tale: Innocence won't be out until 2022, an official reveal being scheduled for 2020.
When Eurogamer reached out to publisher Focus Home Interactive for comment, it neither confirmed nor denied the existence of A Plague Tale: Innocence's sequel.
The publisher did, however, acknowledge the existing collaboration with Asobo Studio, saying that it"will give more details on that title when the right time comes". David Dedeine, Chief Creative Office and Co-Founder of Asobo Studio, also hinted at a future project in the announcement press release sent to us about A Plague Tale: Innocence's recent milestone.
"The entire team at Asobo Studio is extremely proud of the path A Plague Tale: Innocence has taken in one year, with Focus Home Interactive by our side," announced Dedeine. "Every day more and more players are discovering the story of Amicia and Hugo, which is for us the greatest source of motivation. We can't wait to bring other adventures and strong emotional experiences!"
It wouldn't be all that surprising to hear about a potential sequel being in the works, especially after learning that A Plague Tale: Innocence surpassed 1 million copies sold. At the same time, the ongoing pandemic could have affected the plans for the sequel's reveal, especially given E3 2020's cancellation.
Meanwhile, Asobo Studio is trading rats and the Black Death for planes and serene flights by working on Microsoft Flight Simulator.
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