Ori and the Blind Forest profitable after one week

We loved Ori and the Blind Forest, and it seems that we weren’t alone in that. Moon Studios has confirmed that the game – which hit Xbox One and PC in March – turned a profit within just one week of release.

While that news is positive enough, it gets better: Moon CEO Thomas Mahler says that “Microsoft is super happy” with the game’s success, hinting that Ori might return in the future.

I’d actually be interested in talking about Ori’s story – I have somewhat of an outline now of where I’d like to go with the IP in the future, if we’d get to work on another Ori-related project. I think we crafted a big world with memorable characters and there’s a lot of potential for us to go in and keep working on that tale.

There was actually quite a lot of lore we created that didn’t really make it into Blind Forest. It’d be interesting to take it a step further and open up the world a bit more, to give people further insight into how Nibel works, the characters in it, etc.

Even if that’s not how things pan out, Mahler explains that the developer is already mulling over five different game ideas behind the scenes, covering everything up to “huge projects”, and every little bit helps:

All the money we make goes right back into the studio – so if you wanna support us and our future projects, buy Ori and or gift it to your friends. The more copies we sell, the higher the chance that we get to work on new projects.

If you’ve not yet played Ori and the Blind Forest because you don’t have an Xbox One or a suitable gaming PC, the game is slated for release on Xbox 360 “later this year”. To see what Jonny Robot thought about it, check out Player Attack!

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