Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon sells a million, eyes retail

Given how much we love neon, retro goodies and all the so-bad-it’s-good-ness of the 80s, it’s unsurprising that more than a million gamers have loaded up the standalone expansion pack Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon. To further broaden its reach, it seems the cyber-commandos may be headed to a console retail release in the future.

Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot explains that the “mini-AAA” game is the start of bigger things for the studio. Both Blood Dragon and Call of Juarez: Gunslinger have enjoyed great success through their digital-only business models, and the publisher is looking to continue this style of release.

In a video interview with Game Informer, Guillemot was vague about the idea of retail releases, but certainly wasn’t ruling them out. “Maybe we’ll go retail at one point so we’ll be able to achieve a bit more,” he says – while there’s a definite trend towards digital releases, the old-school bricks-and-mortar store is still where most people get their games.

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