Lords of the Fallen is a “challenging” RPG for next-gen, PC
posted on 04.22.13 at 05:44 PM EDT by (@salromano)
Tomasz Gop's Project RPG makes the jump to next-gen.

Lords of the Fallen (previously known as Project RPG), the new RPG from the former Witcher series senior producer Tomasz Gop, has made the jump from current to next-gen platforms and PC, developers CI Games and Deck13 have confirmed.

From September, the game will have been in development for two years. The goal is to get it out in 2014.

“It’s a challenging game, action RPG, which means a lot of advanced combat,” Gop told Eurogamer. “When you walk through a location, and you have to fight 10 enemies, that takes around an hour.

“When you fight in Mortal Kombat, when you fight in Tekken, that’s why it takes so long – Dark Souls is probably a strong reference as well. But we’ve done a lot of things differently. For example, we have a skill tree. I would call Borderlands here, because we’re gonna have something like action skills in the game, so classes, stuff like this.”

Lords of the Fallen will have Dark Souls-like trial and error-style gameplay, but Gop isn’t sure whether it will be harder.

Thanks to the power of next-gen consoles, the game will have “all those eye-candy elements like DX11, tessellation, anti-aliasing” at no cost to gameplay.

“I can’t talk too much about the next-gen Xbox,” Gop added, “but I don’t think a lot of people [are] going to be surprised. I don’t think it’s going to be huge news what’s inside, no – seriously.”

PlayStation 4’s eight gigabytes of DDR5 RAM means “way more richer detail on all the assets” and “more on the screen,” according to Gop.

Gop, however, believes the real breakthrough is the ability to record and share gameplay footage.

“This is probably the thing that defines this new generation of consoles more than the hardware itself,” he said.

Read Eurogamer’s full interview with Gop here.

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  • Solomon_Kano

    Oh? Hadn’t even heard of this until now. Interest piqued. CDPR continues The Witcher and a former member moves on to another interesting Action-RPG. Nice, nice. Already got a good few RPGs to look forward on next-gen!

  • http://gematsu.com/author/ro-kurorai 浪黒雷 (Roland Gmyrek)

    Sounds promising. Hopefully Gop can deliver on his promises. The market is definitely there if the ideas are well executed.

    rant: “PlayStation 4′s eight gigabytes of DDR5 RAM means “way more richer detail on all the assets” and “more on the screen,” according to Gop.”

    I wonder how this translates to laptops, rigs with less than 2GB of RAM (or even running WinXP) and Xbox3, if the rumors of 4GB being reserved for the system and media apps hold merit,

  • Revorse

    I have absolutely no clue what this is. But I’m definitely interested in something that’s an action RPG with advanced combat. I’d really love something like a DMC with RPG elements. Basically if they made a Kingdom Hearts on crack. That’d sorta be my dream game.

    • Budgiecat

      I dont min action rpgs but whats with this trend of all rpgs being one character control only? What happened to party control? Seems like only Tales, Dragon Age, Zill O’ll and Star Ocean (and upcoming Versus XIII) have them..

      • Revorse

        I do agree with you on that. i definitely enjoying being able to play as someone other than the main character.

  • Stealth

    eh who cares, hes speaking in hyperbole, and not fact, and he didnt show anything.

  • Elvick

    I don’t want a fight with 10 people to take an hour.

  • Allukaz

    Better i prepare some snacks, drinks, pillows, a blanket and some other suplies before i go fight some enemies and bosses.. o_o’….but it sounds really nice anyway.

  • MrRobbyM

    More RPG’s, especially of the challenging kind, are always welcome.

  • Budgiecat

    Flopbox confirmed

  • PrinceHeir

    oh i remember this is from the director of The Witcher 2, and he wants to make a game like Dark Souls :D

    glad From Software has been inspiring alot of game devs lately :)

    will check this out!!!!

    • Gustavo Rosario

      I saw “Guy who worked on the Witcher” and “like Dark Souls” and you can now officially say I am interested to say the least.

  • http://twitter.com/RaiuLyn Raiu

    Oh… I’m interested…. Having CDPR as his former workplace really does help his credibility unless the game turned out to be crap….

  • http://blacksitepsu.deviantart.com/ BlacksitePSU

    I like that he mentions tessellation, specifically. It wouldn’t truly feel like a next-gen title to me if we’re still seeing flat textures.

  • Tenshiken

    “I can’t talk too much about the next-gen Xbox,”
    whoops, you just did.

  • DesmaX

    ““When you walk through a location, and you have to fight 10 enemies, that takes around an hour.”

    Reminds me of Star Ocean 4 Bosses.

    I’ve been a fan of these more “Slow Paced RPG’s”, so I’m interessed