One of the final firms to disclose their monetary outcomes for the earlier monetary 12 months is Digital Bros., the guardian firm of 505 Games. In the report, they revealed they’re planning on releasing 13 video games throughout this monetary 12 months. While particulars on the majority of these have been scarce, they have been somewhat extra forthcoming about video games that can be launched additional into the future, and one of these is a sequel to Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night.
Of the 13 new video games to be launched throughout fiscal 12 months 2022, solely two of them have been named. One of these is the PC and cell recreation Puzzle Quest 3, whereas the second is a free-to-play reboot of Hawken that’s aiming for a multiplatform launch. The latter can have a brand new recreation design when in comparison with the ill-fated 2012 authentic in addition to enhanced mech customisation to encourage gamers to spend in-game. Both video games are attributable to be launched someday between July and September this 12 months. There may also be an unannounced AA recreation due for launch throughout the first quarter of 2022 and ten A video games all through the 12 months, labeled as new titles which have a most growth finances of €5 million.
Further into the future, there can be the beforehand introduced second title in the Ghostrunner franchise. Digital Bros. additionally revealed there’s a second recreation being developed in the Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night franchise. Neither of these have a launch window, or any additional particulars for that matter. Assetto Corsa 2 is because of be launched in 2024, whereas Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes is at the moment scheduled for fall 2022. Accompanying these is an unannounced recreation from Spacelords developer Mercurysteam and “several” undisclosed IPs.
Both Assetto Corsa and Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night proceed to do nicely. The former has now bought 12 million copies, creating greater than €66 million in income. The latter has shifted greater than 1 million copies and has accrued €30 million in income. Meanwhile, Control has added one other €11.5 million in income since the final sales figures update at the begin of April, reaching a complete of €71.5 million. It has bought greater than 2 million copies.
Premium video games make up 88.9% of the firm’s yearly income. Free-to-play video games make up 7.2%, leaving the remaining 3.9% to come back from Italian distribution and “other projects”. Due to this, Digital Bros. has determined to maneuver away from publishing agreements. They’re as an alternative going to be more and more centered on growing premium and free-to-play video games internally, or leasing out their owned IPs to exterior studios. Following the success of the Ghostrunner IP since its acquisition by 505 Games, the firm is taking a look at buying one other IP comparatively quickly, though they didn’t say what this might be.
[Source: Digital Bros.]