Nutter’s paradise and Far Cry 3 spinoff Blood Dragon has exceeded Ubisoft’s expectations at the farmer’s market, having flogging 500,000 versions of itself in the two months since its release.
Ubisoft publishaman Yves Guillemot said that he was “very happy” with the performance ofbothBlood Dragon and its sister downloadable $15 experiment, Call of Juarez: Gunslinger.
Guillemot told GamesIndustry that sales of Far Cry 3 proper also saw a spike during the same period – particularly on PC.
Indeed, he went so far as to suggest that Blood Dragon’s success has opened the door for further such downloadable “brand extensions” in the future.
I think that’s excellent news – it’s fabulous to see the talented teams and capable engines at Ubi Montreal and elsewhere freed up for 3am game ideas, pitched in the knowledge that they won’t need to recoup $5m or more. Because, and this is what Square Enix are currently struggling with, not every good idea can.
In what absurd directions would you like to see Ubi’s biggest names sidestep?