I enjoyed Dishonored. I enjoyed it so much I wrote about it last month, but it never quite struck me as a potential best-seller. Well, turns out more people liked it than I thought. The folks at Destructoid got word from Bethesda that Dishonored is actually selling very well—so well, in fact, that it's going to become a franchise.
Bethesda PR head Pete Hines told the site that Dishonored is "far exceeding . . . sales expectations," and the game was actually the number-one best-seller on Steam over the holiday weekend. Dishonored has purportedly sold "really well" internationally, too. As Hines points out, the numbers are especially good in light of the big-name releases that came out around the same time—releases like Assassin's Creed III, Call of Duty: Black Ops 2, and Borderlands 2.
"We clearly have a new franchise," Hines concludes. I guess we're due for a sequel.
Frankly, it's nice to see a risky bet like this pay off. Dishonored has a fairly short single-player campaign and no multiplayer mode, and it blends a unique art style with somewhat unconventional gameplay. It would be nice if more publishers strayed from the beaten path like Bethesda did here. The endless stream of sequels and war-themed shooters is getting awfully boring, and evidently, gamers are receptive to new things.
|Windows Insider Build 16226 gives users a look at GPU utilization||3|
|Steam's 2017 Summer Sale is downright hot||41|
|Asus XG-C100C NIC breaks the gigabit barrier||30|
|Stuff a terabyte of RAM in Gigabyte's MZ31-AR0 Epyc motherboard||34|
|National HVAC Tech/Onion Ring Day Shortbread||18|
|Imagination Technologies hangs a "for sale" sign in its window||36|
|Vulkan is about to erupt in CryEngine 5.4||4|
|Mionix's new RGB LED keyboard lights the Wei forward||5|
|ThinkPad lineup will get a retro model for its 25th anniversary||26|