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.
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