Patrick Plourde, the creator of Child of Light (perhaps the last non-AAA Ubisoft game we’ve ever seen), hints that something is in the works for the franchise.
Aurora and Igniculus could be about to embark on a new adventure, which is a good sign. However, it’s not going to be Child of Light 2, so Plourde has been working on it for nothing, as he wrote the story for the sequel; it’s just that Yves Guillemot at Ubisoft didn’t green flag the development. Plourde wrote on Twitter, “Fans of Child of Light, just to let you know that Thomas Rollus [the art director of Watch Dogs: Legion, Child of Light, and Just Dance] just sent the final approval for Aurora and Igniculus’ next great adventure. Expect more news early next year.” Back in 2018, when Plourde shared a photo of the Nintendo Switch version of Child of Light, it looked like the second part might finally be in the works, as it looked like the script for the sequel was being placed in the background.
“This time, it’s real. However, it’s not Child of Light 2, and we are not the developers. Expect a crossover game that follows the story of Aurora after she crosses the Mirror at the end of Child of Light. It is super fun, surprising and made with devs that also love the IP. The piece of paper with the Child of Light 2 story was real in the sense that we wrote the sequel, it’s not just a cover page, but the game was not greenlit,” Plourde added. The French have moved away from smaller-scale games. And now, especially. Instead, they’re sniffing in the free-to-play, NFT direction, along with the AAA, plus live service, live service model. Assassin’s Creed: Infinity is heading for the latter, as well as the rumoured new Far Cry. We reported on these earlier.
So Child of Light will continue in some way. With that said, we will undoubtedly have to wait until 2022 for more details and an announcement.