According to unconfirmed reports, Life is Strange 3 has been in development for quite a while. According to an insider, the successor and other sequels will be no longer created by Dontnod Entertainment.
In the past few weeks, there has been a persistent rumor that Life is Strange 3 has been working behind the scenes for quite a while. The insider Emily Rogers, who is also known under her pseudonym “ArcadeGirl64,” is causing fresh speculation these days.
As the insider would like to have found out, Life is Strange 3 is indeed in development. However, we shouldn’t assume that the successor and upcoming sequels will be developed by Dontnod Entertainment.
Instead, the paths of Square Enix, the responsible publisher of the Life is Strange series, and Dontnod Entertainment, the developer of Life is Strange and Life is Strange 2, are said to have parted ways. The whole thing should not have anything to do with the minority stake in Dontnod Entertainment, which Tencent recently acquired.
According to Emily Rogers, the developers of the US studio Deck Nine Games will be responsible for Life is Strange 3 and other possible sequels, who have already gained experience with the prequel of Life is Strange: Before the Storm.
If the information from another industry insider, in this case, “Navtra”, corresponds to the facts, then the official unveiling of Life is Strange 3 could be imminent and take place in the coming weeks.
The current rumors about the new sequel have not yet been officially commented on or even confirmed.
Just to re-iterate on my previous tweet:
Going forward, Deck Nine will handle all games related to "Life is Strange". Square and Dontnod parted ways a long, long time ago. It had very little to do with this Tencent deal.https://t.co/APJFscD1rn
— Emily Rogers (@ArcadeGirl64) January 28, 2021