Tarsier Studios, the developer that made the Little Nightmares games, confirmed to IGN that they’re finished with the series and their efforts will be geared towards new IP going forward.
It’s not all doom and gloom though, as Bandai Namco has shown interest in carrying on the series in some way noting;
We have nothing to announce at this moment, but since we received so much love from fans all around the world with the release of Little Nightmares 2, we feel energised to deliver more content in the future.
Bandai Namco owns the Little Nightmares franchise so it’s easily possible for them to assign the future of the series to another developer; who that could be is anyone’s guess at the moment, but it’s exciting to know that the publisher isn’t quite done with the story yet.
CEO of Tarsier Studios, Andreas Johnsson, explained the situation
For the last 6 years, our mission at Tarsier Studios has been to create mesmerizing worlds. Little Nightmares was our first attempt and was a huge success. I personally love how Little Nightmares has gathered fans around the world over the course of the last 4 years.
From the fan art, extensive fan theories and genuine reactions, it all has been amazing to witness. Our collaboration with Bandai Namco Entertainment Europe has been extremely satisfying, they listened to our creative vision and took our crazy ideas and ambitions to heart.Embracer Group, Tarsier’s sister company, have a say in what the developer creates.
That being said, Andreas went on to hint at what the company will be up to in the future and touches on the acquisition that happened in 2019:
It is bitter sweet to announce that we are leaving the world of Little Nightmares behind us. Little Nightmares will always be dear to us at the studio. Since being acquired by the Embracer Group in December 2019, it is now time for us to embark on a new chapter, create new IPs and explore new worlds. Personally I am very excited to see what our studio creates and counting down the days until we can welcome our fans.