Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy 2 is not affected by the sales of the first game
Eidos Montreal has revealed that they have “no regrets” about the sales of Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy although Square Enix reports that it underperformed at launch. The best part is that the chances of a sequel to the game seem unaffected by the sales numbers so far.
Will there be Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy 2?
Publisher Square Enix said the game underperformed its expectations at launch, although its prospects have improved since it was added to Xbox Game Pass and attracted a whole new audience. Dugas says he has “no regrets” about his sales figures as they “did everything we could but that’s the reality of the market… It’s like anything. We always want to sell trillions but it is not necessarily always as simple as that”.
While Guardians of the Galaxy is far from an unknown Marvel entity, the game can still be seen as a new IP where potential players aren’t sure what they’re getting into. Senior Narrative Director Mary DeMarle further explained:
For me, it’s about making the game. What I love right now is people, especially with Games Pass, playing it and sharing the experience. We create games to reach people, we create games to reach an audience. And it’s great that he finds his audience, and it’s great that he continues to move forward.
In terms of “moving forward,” Eidos Montreal isn’t ruling out a sequel to Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy. Senior creative director Jean-Francois Dugas told Eurogamer that “at the moment, we’re not talking about the future.” The company will find out in the coming months what its next project will be, but Dugas “has some ideas” about where he’d like the characters to go next.
In other news, former PlayStation CEO Jack Stretton says turning Call of Duty into an Xbox-exclusive franchise wouldn’t make financial sense for Microsoft. Elsewhere, Returnal did well at the Video Game BAFTAs yesterday, winning four awards including Best Game.