The excellent A Plague Tale: Innocence is reportedly set to receive a sequel. Asobo Studio’s stealth adventure game picked up Best Stealth and Best Story the Global Game Awards 2019, receiving praise for its emotionally effect storytelling, lush visuals, and bleak, plague-ridden world.

Following the success of A Plague Tale: Innocence, it now appears as if publisher Focus Home Interactive has given the green light for the development of A Plague Tale 2. The report originated from XboxSquad, a French gaming site which claims a reveal is set for 2020 along with a release window of 2022. We could reasonably assume this means A Plague Tale 2 will be coming to PC, PS5, and Xbox Scarlett.

When reached for comment, publisher Focus Home Interactive neither confirmed nor denied that there was any truth to the rumour. You can read between the lines if you wish, as the lack of outright denial certainly provides a fairly strong indicator that plans are afoot, particularly when taken within the context that Asobo and Focus have agreed to partner on a new, unannounced project.

“Focus Home Interactive and Asobo are very proud of the critical and public reception of A Plague Tale: Innocence, and the sales,” reads the statement from Focus. “We're delighted to have received a solid number of awards and nominations, including for Best Narrative at the Game Awards next week. We want to pursue our efforts to make sure the game gets even more attention from players and we will thus keep promoting that title as it deserves.

"Of course, we announced last year we are partnering with Asobo for a future project but never confirmed if it was a sequel to A Plague Tale or not - and will give more details on that title when the right time comes."