Frictional Games’ sci-fi horror game SOMA, released just 10 days ago to universal acclaim. The developer saw it fitting to release a brand new trailer celebrating the game’s praise and highlighting some of the terrors that await those who yet to take the plunge. A new blog post reveals many details about the game, including just how well it fared commercially.
After its first week SOMA has sold 92,000 copies across all platforms, compared to one of Frictional’s previous titles Amnesia: The Dark Descent, which sold 30,000 in the first month (around 20,000 the first week).
“The money that we’ve got from this will pretty much pay our company expenses for another 2 years. Sales are still going pretty strongly too, with a total of around 2,000 copies sold per day.”
The studio’s goal for SOMA was for it to reach 100,000 units sold after the first month. It seems they’ll have no trouble achieving it but they’re still far from recouping all of their expenses.
“We need to sell almost 3 times that amount to do that. But given that it took us 5 years to make the project, there’s no immediate stress to do so. One of the great things about funding SOMA 100% ourselves is that all money earned goes into our own pockets and is directly used to fund our upcoming projects. So we are under no pressure to recoup immediately so long as we get enough to keep going – which we certainly have now.”
Check out the accolade trailer below and You can read the blog to learn even more.
SOMA is out now for PC and PS4.
Source: Frictional Games