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News video games 18 August 2021, 18:26

author: Adrian Werner

Biomutant is a Hit; Game Broke Even After a Week

Embracer Group boasted impressive sales results for Biomutant, Valheim, and Chivalry 2. The company also acquired three more development studios.

  • Biomutant: 1 million copies sold;
  • Valheim: 7.9 million copies sold;
  • Chivalry 2: 1 million copies sold.

Embracer Group, which ownes publishers such as Deep Silver, THQ Nordic, Tripwire, and Coffee Stain, has published its financial results. We learned that Biomutant, an action RPG developed by Experiment 101, has already sold over a million copies. A week from release was enough to pay off all the costs incurred in the development and marketing of the project. These results were in line with the publisher's expectations.

In addition, the devs reported that 1.1 million copies of Valheim have been sold from the beginning of April to the end of June. In total, the game has already found more than 7.9 million buyers. As a result of the project's success, the number of Iron Gate employees increased to eight. Currently, the team is working on the further development of the game, but plans are also being made for the future of the entire IP.

Chivalry 2 also doing well, with sales exceeding 1 million copies. The game launched on June 8 on PC (only on Epic Games Store), Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X/S and PlayStation 5.

It has also been reported that Embracer Group-owned Saber Interactive has bought the Russian studio SPL. The team helped port SnowRunner to Nintendo Switch, and is currently doing the same for the port of World War Z to that console.

Saber Interactive has acquired two other studios - Demiurge Interactive and Fractured Byte. Both of these teams also specialize in porting games to new platforms.

We also learned a little about the Embracer Group's future plans. Two AAA projects to be released by Deep Silver (almost certainly Dead Island 2 and the new installment of Saints Row) are still scheduled for release early next year.

  1. Biomutant Review: A Fuzzy-Wuzzy Fable
  2. Biomutant - official website
  3. Biomutant - game guide
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