Why didn’t Moon Studios make a rest for the wicked instead of a third Ori game?

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    No Rest for the Wicked graces the cover of the latest issue of Ori Team Moon Studios’ upcoming action RPG at the Game Awards 2023. Sports Informer. After checking out the game for a few hours and talking to some of the lead developers at Moon Studios in Vienna, Austria, cover story writer Marcus Stewart and I are both excited about No Rest for the Wicked – you can read more about our preview can read here , and you can read the cover story here .

    But, excitement for No Rest for the Wicked aside, Marcus and I are both big fans of the team’s Ori series, which began with 2015’s Ori and the Blind Forest and the 2020 sequel Ori and Continued in the Will of the Wisps. That’s why we couldn’t talk to Moon Studios about No Rest for the Wicked without asking how the team decided to make it instead of a theoretical third Ori game.

    It turns out, the answer is simple: the team feels as though Oori’s story is complete.

    “I think they were very happy with where it left off,” says Gennady Korol, tech and production director and co-founder of Moon Studios. “I think we’ve been able to complete Ori’s story. It’s a complete arc now; if you play both games, it’s a complete story. So it felt like Ori 3 was the only one to come back to.” The way is if we have more to say, more story to tell.”

    However, while No Rest for the Wicked is Moon Studios’ main focus right now – and given that it’s a game being developed with the community in Early Access, it could be the studio’s focus for years to come. Yes – The studio’s CEO and creative director Thomas Mahler says he has some ideas for a third Ori game.

    “I already have the title for it,” he says. At this point, Corroll jumps in to explain that he didn’t know about it, saying, “I didn’t know it was on the table.”

    “I have some ideas, but right now, we’re totally focused on No Rest for the Wicked right now,” Mahler continued.

    So there’s hope, Ori fans – it might take a while. Anyway, if you’re a fan of the Ori games, you should check out No Rest for the Wicked because while the two series are very different in many ways, the Ori DNA lives on in No Rest for the Wicked.

    No Rest for the Wicked hits Early Access on PC next month on April 18.

    While we wait for its launch, check out this featurette that breaks down the Early Access roadmap and endgame content for No Rest for the Wicked, and then 25 minutes of the game in our No Rest for the Wicked new gameplay today Check out more.

    You can learn more about No Rest for the Wicked by checking out our features and videos in the coming weeks in our exclusive coverage hub below.

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