Dead Cells

Evil Empire has teased that it would like to continue working on Dead Cells for at least two more years, and has mentioned the possibility of a sequel.

In an interview with OnlySP, managing director Steve Filby mentioned that Dead Cells has been quite profitable for Motion Twin, so the studio would like to keep working on the game. However, Filby mentioned that at some point, for the sake of artistic integrity, the studio would have a limit on what it can do with Dead Cells as to not ruin it.

From an artistic perspective, there’s a limit to what we can do,” said Filby. “I would say at least two more years of content for the base game. Maybe we’ll make Dead Cells 2 or a multiplayer version of the game. Maybe we’ll do a Dead Cells version of Hollow Knight, a proper Metroidvania game. We have a lot of stupid ideas we could do.”

Filby entertained the idea of co-operative gameplay for Dead Cells, but thought that the concept felt like a gimmick in this type of game and does not add anything to the gameplay. He also noted that while adding co-op would be technically challenging and that Evil Empire could pull it off, the studio wants something like co-op to be special, noting “we might do different game mode or do something else, like PvP or a Mario Kart-type thing.”

Evil Empire is a team made up of ex-Motion Twin developers focused on creating more content for Dead Cells while Motion Twin focuses on its next game.

The full interview with Filby will be available on OnlySP tomorrow.

Dead Cells has sold over two million copies. The game arrived on Early Access on Steam in May 2017, where it stayed for 14 months before its full release in August 2018.

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George Yang
When George isn't playing video games, he's writing about video games! His dream one day is to be some kind of host on a video games media platform.

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