The Lovecraft inspired game was apparently a hit.
Last year saw the release of The Sinking City. The game came from Frogwares, a company known for their detective games based on Shelock Holmes. The Sinking City took a lot from those titles, but with a more Lovecraft-fare as you discovered the dark, cosmic secrets of a small town. It seems it was a hit for the developer, and they’re going to keep in that same wheelhouse for their next title.
In an interview with Wccftech, Communication Manager Sergey Oganesyan talked in lengths about the game. When asked about its success, he said they were happy with the game’s performance, though couldn’t give exact numbers at this time. He did say it was selling better than their previous Sherlock Holmes games and the deal with Epic Games for the PC version had been helpful.
“Okay, for those who don’t know, we released The Sinking City on PC, Xbox One, PS4 and the Nintendo Switch, and while we cannot reveal the exact numbers, I can say the game was definitely a success for our studio. It is selling better than our previous Sherlock Holmes titles did during the same period of time and continues to do well.
“I’m not sure I can disclose the contents of the commercial agreement [with Epic Games]. But like we have said before, we wouldn’t have agreed to the terms if it weren’t crucial for our studio. This deal with Epic Games allowed our studio to continue doing what we love to do – niche detective games but also prepare for the future. Will we see a sales boost for The Sinking City on Steam? It’s up to the players to decide!”
When it came to the company’s future, Oganesyan was coy about what was next for Frogwares, but did confirm that the game will be familiar. Whether it’ll be a sequel to The Sinking City, another Sherlock Holmes or something else entirely isn’t ready to be unveiled just yet.
“I can confirm we are working on something, but we are not ready to reveal what it is. What I can tell you is that fans best know us for our detective games, and this new game will fit the Frogwares profile – a story-focused detective adventure with minimum hand-holding. But is it going to be Sherlock, The Sinking City 2 or a new IP – that I, unfortunately, cannot say just yet.”
The Sinking City is available now for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch and PC. You can check out our review of the game through here.