Control was one of the most critically acclaimed to have released last year. That being said, the sales weren’t that good considering the response the game got. In a recent interview with GamesIndustry.biz, CEO Tero Virtala, revealed their thoughts on the game’s performance.
Tero Virtala said, “Control was developed in three years with a budget of less than €30 million. We don’t quite require the same huge lifetime numbers as many other games with bigger development budgets. Therefore, even though Control didn’t have chart-topping sales right from the get-go, we are in a good position with steady sales. We always take the long view here.”
He further reveals long-term plans about the game. He adds, “Nowadays, the majority of sales for many games are generated over a long period of time in digital stores — and Control continues to sell, which is good. We are bringing more free and paid content to the game. It has the proven high-quality and uniqueness, and the word-of-mouth that keeps growing. There is still a big audience out there that hasn’t yet heard of Control. These are all factors that support the longer-term sales.”
Considering how good the game was, it’s good to hear the game is selling well. With the content plan Remedy has, it seems like this will improve in the days to come.