With how refreshing of an experience Remnant: From the Ashes was in 2019, Remnant 2 is easily one of the most anticipated releases of this stacked year. During our time at Summer Game Fest 2023, we got to check the game out and speak to the team at Gunfire Games. Chatting with the game’s Principal Level Designer, we learned about the studio’s approach to developing the sequel.
Shacknews’ Greg Burke interviewed Cindy To, the principal level designer at Gunfire Games working on Remnant 2. During the discussion, she told us about the transition from the first game to the second. There’s a strong emphasis on unique storytelling, with players carving out their own story through in-game actions. She also emphasized the game’s replayability thanks to its procedural level generations.
A player’s experience is partly influenced by their chosen archetype. During our conversation, To talked about Remnant 2’s available archetypes. She also attributes a lot of the first game’s success to the passionate community that supported it for years after the initial launch.