Square Enix’s games division, Digital Entertainment – HD Games, announced an operating loss of more than $ 48 million (¥ 5 billion / £ 36 million).
While the publisher stopped giving the exact reason for the loss, the period that the financial statements reflected included financial information until the end of September 2020, the same month as the high-priced TV series, Marvel’s Avengers, released.
Follow details of our friends at PC gamersThe publisher did not release sales figures for Crystal Dynamics’ highly anticipated superhero game, but the MMO division ̵1; related to games like Final Fantasy XIV – did announce earnings through both. stage.
Marvel Avengers – it looks like the total cost of the game is close to $ 170 million – $ 190 million because they only spend 70% of the cost in qtr plus marketing costs. Why someone didn’t say stop posting the multiplayer beta will remain a mystery. Square is adamant that they can recover …. November 7, 2020
Japan-based industry analyst, David Gibson, tweeted that the losses were caused by Marvel’s Avengers because of the “number reaching 60% of the plan”, adding that the implication “the game costs more. 100 million dollars to make but only sell 3 million[million] or. Noisy “.
“It looks like the total cost of the game is close to $ 170 million- $ 190 million since they only spend 70% of the cost in the game. [quarter] plus marketing costs, “added Gibson.” Why someone didn’t say stop posting the multiplayer beta will remain a mystery. Square is adamant that they can recover… “
In related news, Crystal Dynamics recently confirmed that Marvel’s Avengers won’t be approaching the PS5, Xbox Series X, and Series S until 2021.
In a new State of the Game post, the developer confirmed that until next year’s official launch, you can still play the game on next-generation consoles through interoperability. Preferred, by inserting the disc or re-downloading Marvel’s Avengers. This will result in faster load times and increased frame rates, and you can still play with friends on current generation consoles.
To see all the other superheroes that will join the game over the coming months, take a look DLC Game Marvel’s Avengers tutorial.