ARK: Survival Evolved

ARK: Survival Evolved Breaks $10 Million in Revenue

Though is has only been available on Steam Early Access for a week, ARK: Survival Evolved has already generated over $10 million USD.

ARK Breaks $10 Million

 

ARK: Survival Evolved

According to a report by gamesindustry.biz, ARK: Survival Evolved has moved over 400,000 units, yielding over $10 million USD in sales. The game has also seen a peak of 64,411 simultaneous users

“It’s too early to talk about profit since we still have a game to make and there are plenty of costs associated with all of that, but the revenue from sales has already paid for the $1.5 million cost of development over the past seven months,” Jesse Rapczak, co-founder and co-creative director for Studio Wildcard explained to GamesIndustry.biz.

Game Industry Survival Evolves

ARK: Survival Evolved

These days, companies feel much safer spending millions on AAA titles and established brands. But indie projects bring fresh ideas, enthusiasm, and charisma to a market full of Assassin’s Creeds and Call of Duties. The success of ARK proves that a great independent game can not only survive–it can thrive.

So what does this mean for video gaming as a whole? It might encourage big name publishers to seek out new IPs. As we have seen with games like Blizzard’s Heroes of the Storm, industry giants have become very good and re-branding and re-packaging existing IPs. And while this isn’t necessarily a bad thing, each re-boot comes with a ghosted deja vu feeling. Sometimes nostalgia just isn’t enough. The world needs new content. Hopefully successful games like ARK will help nudge the industry in an exciting new direction.

 

Source: gamesindustry.biz

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