Square Enix has revealed that its three top titles – Tomb Raider, Sleeping Dogs and Hitman: Absolution – have broken even, meaning that even though these titles did not sufficiently contribute to Square Enix’s profits, their development expenses were covered. In other words, they were successful but not as much as the company hoped to.
In addition, Square Enix stated that it was able to reinvigorate existing IPs and create new ones:
“In the fiscal year ended March 2013, we released major titles including “SleepingDogs,” “Hitman,” and “Tomb Raider.” These titles were lauded by the industry from a creative perspective, achieved very high levels of quality, and I believe that we achieved our primary goal of both reinvigorating existing IPs and creating new IPs.”
This could very well mean that sequels to all three aforementioned titles are currently under development. Which is great news as we’d love to see more of Agent 47, Lara and Wei Shen.
Back in April, we informed you about Square Enix’s ideal number of sales. Unfortunately, Tomb Raider, Hitman: Absolution and Sleeping Dogs did not manage to meet those goals. A lot of us thought that these franchises were in danger, though it seems that Square Enix is still happy with their current sales.
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