Cyberpunk franchise has a new proprietor

505 Games has introduced that it now owns the cybernetic slice ‘n’ cube franchise Ghostrunner, having bought the brand new IP from writer All-In! Games for a mighty €5 million, roughly $5.9 million USD.

The Italian writer labored alongside All-In! on the preliminary launch of Ghostrunner again in the summertime of 2020, however was apparently unwilling to outright buy the IP for its personal catalog. Unsurprisingly, a change of coronary heart took place following Ghostrunner‘s launch, which noticed the tower-climbing title get better its manufacturing prices in a single day, earlier than occurring to shift over 500,000 copies by the top of the 12 months.

Ghostrunner quickly turned out to be a huge success,” remembers All-In! CEO Piotr Żygadło, “which convinced [505 Games] to submit an offer… one of those ‘hard to refuse’ [offers].”

While 505 Games now takes full management of the Ghostrunner property, becoming a member of a portfolio that features manufacturers reminiscent of Bloodstained, Control, Terraria, and the PC launch of Death Stranding, All-In! Games will proceed to obtain a minimize of the income from all future gross sales of the title. Not a unhealthy deal for the Polish writer. Ghostrunner, presently out there on PS4, PC, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch, will probably be coming to PS5 and Xbox Series X later in 2021.

505 Games acquires Ghostrunner IP for €5 million [GamesIndustry.biz]