Obsidian adds that a better reception “would have been great”.
Obsidian Entertainment’s most recent role playing game Tyranny was an interesting creation. It saw players taking on a villainous role and making their mark in the world, a different approach from Pillars of Eternity.
However, it hasn’t done as well in terms of sales as its publisher Paradox Interactive would have liked. Speaking to PCGamesN, Paradox CEO Fred Wester said, “Tyranny did OK. A lot of people are still on the fence to buy it.” He mentioned that sales could improve and saw it having a “long tail” with regards to sales.
Paradox VP of business development Shams Jorjani further added, “We’re overall OK with it, I think. Everyone was hoping that it would do better.” Wester then noted that, “It didn’t really meet the expectations we set for it initially, no.”
Obsidian’s statement on Tyranny praises it as an “incredibly deep and unique RPG that players adore. While a better reception in the market during a packed holiday season would have been great, we think it’s the kind of game that has legs and can do great over time.”
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