Dishonored Success “Very Validating”, Such Games Always Hard to Sell – Arkane Studios
Co-creative director Raphael Colantonio feels they should keep doing these kinds of games.
Speaking to Rock Paper Shotgun, Arkane Studios co-creative director Raphael Colantonio is incredibly pleased with the success of Dishonored, which released last year and has received universal acclaim. The game has continued to expand with the addition of DLC, including The Brigmore Witches which released recently.
As Colantonio states, “It’s very validating for us, because it’s the kind of game we always wanted to make. They’ve always been hard to sell. Were they not accessible enough? Was the market not really for it? Did the publisher not really understand it? Were we not good at it? I don’t know.
“But the point is, these kinds of games have always been hard to make and sell. Having success with it tells us we should keep all these values and do more of this kind of game. I think hardware is powerful enough to accept these kinds of games with all the depth and memory they need, which was a challenge a few years ago. So it all says stronger than ever that we should keep doing these kinds of games.”
After the success of the game, Bethesda’s Pete Hines revealed that Dishonored is now a new franchise for the company. As such, the first game still has one more DLC pack left for release.