A Celeste Sequel Unfortunately Is Not Happening

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Nope, a sequel to the hit mountain climbing game isn't happening. Matt Makes Games

Sorry folks, but all hopes of a Celeste sequel have vanished. Developer Matt Thorson just confirmed that, as of this moment, there are no plans to develop a follow-up game for the indie title.

“We don’t really want to make a sequel to [Celeste],” Thorson said in an interview. “Maybe in the future, we’ll change our minds, but right now we don’t know how we’d do a sequel justice. And, besides, we’re way more interested in making something new for our next release.”

Celeste is getting a slew of new content through the free DLC pack called Chapter 9: Farewell. According to reports, this content will bring more than 100 new levels and over 40 hours of music courtesy of BAFTA-nominated composer named Lena Raine.

It is worth noting that the update, which is available today, September 9, will be free-of-charge. The Xbox One version, however, will have to arrive at a much later date following a series of development issues.

While reflecting on the aforementioned chapter, Thorson said that the new DLC was only made possible simply because the game managed to sell more than one million copies. The milestone has given them the much-needed resources to develop content “on their own terms for the near future.”

Thorson even admitted that they “should be charging for it.” His reason is that, as a developer, he does not like the idea of setting expectations, especially when an expansion of this size is made free.

“We want to be clear to our audience that we're only able to release this for free because we're in a very fortunate position right now," Thorson said in the interview, "and that this really isn't a reasonable thing to expect from any developer, including us, in the future."

Indeed, there are indie gems out there like Celeste. And while most have been successful with releasing free content, some have easily spiralled down due to lack of resources. While a sequel is far from reality, fans should at least be thankful that the developers of Celeste are willing to create free content for them to consume.

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