ABOUT Country: United Kingdom www.creative-assembly.com
Unfairly, Alien: Isolation was branded a flop by many, when it emerged the game had ‘only’ sold 1m units globally a few weeks after release. Critically, however, it was adored for its tense atmosphere and faithful recreation of many of the original film’s tropes – and in actual fact the commercials added up as well. We understand studio revenue for the year is around $115m, thanks not just to Alien but new Total War expansions to mobile and PC. A sequel to Alien is almost certain, and the Total War series recently expanded with a Warhammer partnership. Plus, Creative Assembly is developing Halo Wars 2.
TECHLAND The studio’s zombie action game Dying Light has emerged as a bit of a rough diamond this year, and the Top 50 placing for Techland reflects the value it has built. Techland has managed much of the delivery itself, although it has leant on the talented team at Warner Bros for sales and marketing of the boxed version. The result shows a studio that knows how to work its audience – the game sold 3.2m in its first 45 days on the market earlier this year. It marks the beginning of a brave new chapter for the studio once best known for the Call of Juarez and Dead Island games.
ABOUT Country: Poland www.techland.pl
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