Child of Light Profitable Enough to Fund Sequel

Creative producer Patrick Plourde talks about the success of Ubisoft's 2D RPG.

Posted By | On 21st, Nov. 2014

Child of Light_02

Ubisoft Montreal may be in the news lately for bugs swamping Assassin’s Creed: Unity and Far Cry 4 but it has seen a measure of success this year with Child of Light. The side-scrolling 2D RPG developed on the UbiArt Framework engine saw an excellent critical reception and according to creative producer Patrick Plourde in conversation with Games Industry International, it was profitable as well.

But not in the way most would think. Child of Light apparently cost a few millions to make so, “It’s not as profitable as Assassin’s Creed is profitable, but it’s profitable enough that we would have been able to fund a sequel. Or if it had been my company, I would be driving a Ferrari and doing donuts.”

Plourde also says that, “The main reason why I got greenlit on the project was because I had carte blanche for making Far Cry 3. I didn’t want to make Far Cry 3, but they said, ‘Pat, if you do that and help build that brand, we’re going to give you a free shot at the game you want.’”

This is similar to Far Cry 4 director Alex Hutchinson who was recently approved for his own personal project once the open world FPS released. Will it be as good as Child of Light? Will the sequel be as compelling visually and story-wise? We’ll find out in the coming months.


Amazing Articles You Might Want To Check Out!

Share Your Thoughts Below  (Always follow our comments policy!)



Keep On Reading!

Elden Ring: Shadow of the Erdtree Launches to Mixed User Reviews on Steam Due to Difficulty Backlash

Elden Ring: Shadow of the Erdtree Launches to Mixed User Reviews on Steam Due to Difficulty Backlash

In contrast, the expansion has received widespread acclaim from critics, becoming the best-reviewed DLC of all...

The Legend of Zelda: Echoes of Wisdom’s File Size is 6 GB

The Legend of Zelda: Echoes of Wisdom’s File Size is 6 GB

The newest traditional, top-down entry in Nintendo's action-adventure franchise will launch for Switch this Se...

Palworld PS5 Release is Seemingly Being Teased – Rumour

Palworld PS5 Release is Seemingly Being Teased – Rumour

The recent social media activity of Palworld's community manager might be pointing to an upcoming PS5 release ...

Elden Ring: Shadow of the Erdtree – How to Complete Count Ymir’s Questline And Metyr, Mother of Fingers Boss Location

Elden Ring: Shadow of the Erdtree – How to Complete Count Ymir’s Questline And Metyr, Mother of Fingers Boss Location

Here's how to complete Count Ymir's quest and obtain one of two rewards - a new Spirit Summon or the Sword of ...

Elden Ring: Shadow of the Erdtree Guide – Early Weapons, Armor Sets and Talismans to Pursue

Elden Ring: Shadow of the Erdtree Guide – Early Weapons, Armor Sets and Talismans to Pursue

Curious about what new armaments, Talismans, Incantations and other items the expansion has to offer? Here's h...

Metal Gear Solid Delta: Snake Eater – 10 Things It Needs

Metal Gear Solid Delta: Snake Eater – 10 Things It Needs

We dive into the weeds for the improvements we want to see in the upcoming remake.