A Plague Tale is a series of action-adventure games developed by Asobo Studio and published by Focus Home Interactive. The games follow the story of Amicia and Hugo de Rune, two siblings who are caught in the middle of the Hundred Years’ War and the Black Death in 14th century France. The games are praised for their immersive storytelling, atmospheric visuals, and innovative gameplay involving stealth, puzzles, and swarms of rats.
The first game, A Plague Tale: Innocence, was released in 2019 and received critical acclaim and commercial success. The second game, A Plague Tale: Requiem, was released in October 2022 and was nominated for five categories at the Game Awards show, including Game of the Year.
But what about the future of the series? Will there be a third game, or is Requiem the final chapter of Amicia and Hugo’s saga? Here’s what we know so far.
A Plague Tale Requiem’s Ending and Post-Credits Scene
Warning: Spoilers ahead for A Plague Tale: Requiem
A Plague Tale: Requiem picks up where Innocence left off, with Amicia and Hugo fleeing from the Inquisition and seeking refuge in England. However, they soon discover that the plague has followed them across the sea, and that Hugo’s blood is the key to unlocking the secrets of the Macula, a mysterious force that controls the rats.
The game ends with a shocking twist: Hugo dies after sacrificing himself to stop Vitalis, the leader of the Inquisition who wanted to use Hugo’s power to create a new world order. Amicia is devastated by her brother’s death, but vows to honor his memory by helping others who are affected by the Macula. She sets out into the world to find its next host, and to prepare them for the hardship they’re about to endure.
The game also has a post-credits scene that shows a modern-day London, where a young girl is seen playing with a rat in a park. The camera zooms in on her eyes, which glow with a familiar red hue. The scene implies that the Macula is still alive and active in the present day, and that it has found a new vessel.
A Plague Tale 3: Possibilities and Speculations
The ending and post-credits scene of A Plague Tale: Requiem leave the door open for a potential sequel in some way, shape or form. There are several possibilities for how a third game could continue the story of the series:
- It could follow Amicia’s journey as she travels around the world to find and protect the new host of the Macula, while facing new enemies and challenges along the way.
- It could introduce a new protagonist or group of protagonists who are connected to the Macula in some way, either as hosts, allies, or adversaries.
- It could jump to the modern day and explore how the Macula has evolved and influenced history and society over time, and how it affects the lives of its current host and those around them.
However, all of these are just speculations at this point. Asobo Studio has neither confirmed nor denied that they will ever make a third game in the series, and it is possible that Requiem was intended to be the final installment of Amicia and Hugo’s story.
A Plague Tale 3: Hints and Rumors
While there is no official announcement or confirmation of A Plague Tale 3, there are some hints and rumors that suggest that Asobo Studio may be working on or planning for a new project related to the series.
One of these hints is a recent job listing posted by Asobo on LinkedIn, where they are looking for multiple positions that all relate to the “Plague Team”. The jobs are for a senior game designer, VFX artist, and senior gameplay animator. The listing states that they are looking for candidates who are passionate about “creating immersive worlds” and “delivering memorable experiences”.
Another hint is an interview with Kevin Choteau, the director of A Plague Tale: Requiem, where he said that “for now, this is the end” of the series, but also added that “the door is never closed” and that they will “see the player reception” before deciding anything. He also said that they want to see their fans’ reactions before making any plans for future projects.
These hints suggest that Asobo Studio may be considering or brainstorming ideas for a possible sequel or spin-off to A Plague Tale: Requiem, but they are not ready to announce or confirm anything yet. They may also be waiting for feedback from players and critics to see if there is enough demand and interest for another game in the series.
In conclusion, there is no definitive answer to whether A Plague Tale 3 is under development or not. The ending and post-credits scene of A Plague Tale: Requiem leave room for a potential sequel, but Asobo Studio has not officially confirmed or denied any plans for a third game in the series. There are some hints and rumors that indicate that Asobo may be working on or planning for a new project related to the series, but they are not conclusive or reliable. Therefore, fans of the series will have to wait and see if Asobo Studio will ever announce or reveal a Plague Tale 3 in the future.
No plans are in place to make A Plague Tale trilogy
But the door is never closed, and we’ll see the player reception. We want to see their reaction before deciding anything,” Choteau said. “They are driving our production, and if they don’t like what we’ve done, we need to do something else.”