In a statement sent to the IGN team, Andreas Johnsson, CEO of Tarsier Studios, said that he is leaving the Little Nightmares franchise after six years of development, and that the studio will now focus on producing new IPs.
According to Johnsson, the period of work with Bandai ended “extremely satisfactorily”, with the publisher listening to Tarsier’s “creative vision” and taking “crazy ideas and ambitions seriously”. As a result, the horror saga has attracted millions of fans around the world and has established itself as one of the greatest successes of its kind in the last generation and the most recent.
“That said, it is very friendly to announce that we are leaving the world of Little Nightmares behind. Little Nightmares will always be dear to us from the studio. As it was acquired by Embracer Group in December 2019, now it is time to embark on a new chapter. , create new IPs and explore new worlds, “said the CEO. “Personally, I am very excited to see what our studio will create and I am counting the days until we can receive our fans.”
Is it really the end of the franchise?
The owner of Little Nightmares’ rights, Bandai seems to have signaled a strong interest in continuing the adventures of Momo and Six, and it seems that Embracer Group, the parent company of Tarsier Studios, should not prevent the publisher from producing more games from franchise.
“We have nothing to announce at this point,” wrote a Bandai Namco spokesman, “but as we received so much love from fans around the world with the release of Little Nightmares 2, we feel energized to deliver more content in the future.”
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