During a presentation of the company’s latest results, the president of Square-Enix recognized that the commercial start of Guardians of the Galaxy with Eidos Montreal sauce had not lived up to internal expectations.
Will we again see a Marvel video game flying under the Square Enix flag? The question can be seriously asked after the new discomfiture recorded by a title of the publisher featuring American superheroes. The news was communicated at the beginning of the month by Yosuke Matsuda, president of Square Enix who commented here on the publisher’s latest financial results.
“Despite excellent reviews, the game’s sales at launch fell short of our initial expectations”said Mr. Matsuda, who continued with more encouraging news: “However, the sales initiatives that we launched in November 2021 and continued into the new year have resulted in increased sales, and we intend to work to continue to grow sales to offset the slow start of the title. »
Disappointing start for ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ after similar performance by ‘Avengers’
Square Enix had no doubt felt that it had learned the lesson, after a Marvel’s Avengers whose sales had been judged “disappointing” by Yosuke Matsuda himself last November. The choice was then made to put Crystal Dynamics aside and entrust the development of Guardians of the Galaxy to a studio a priori more experienced in the field of service games. Eidos Montreal has apparently rendered a more qualitative copy, without however proving to be such a bulletproof reference of indifference.
What about the future? Presumably Square Enix is going to scramble to keep its baby afloat first before considering new collaborations with Marvel. It will be recalled that a previous video game adaptation of Guardians of the Galaxynamed Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series and developed by Telltale Games, was born in 2017. No confusion to fear at the moment since at least for download, this relic is no longer on sale.
Source: Square Enix press release (via VGC)