In a bit of a break from the norm, Dontnod’s upcoming bloodsucking RPG Vampyr won’t have any DLC or microtransactions whatsoever. In fact, the Life is Strange developer has said it would rather release a sequel than trying to cash in with non-essential add-ons.
“This is a purely solo experience; we did not plan DLC,” says Dontnod. “We would prefer, if the reception of the game justifies it, to think about a sequel. We and Dontnod already have some ideas, as there are so many incredible things to offer in such a universe.”
As for their expectations for the game, publisher Focus Home Interactive has claimed it would be happy if Vampyr managed to break the one million mark across all platforms. “It will be considered a success when around a million copies are sold, but it will only need half of that to be profitable. These are numbers we now reach and exceed regularly with most of our games.”
In an age of DLC, microtransactions and season passes, Vamypr is exactly the sort of game those opposed to it should be getting behind. Fingers crossed Vampyr lives up to its promise. After a brief delay, Vampyr will now be launching in Spring 2018 for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. On that matter, Focus’ Cédric Lagarrigue said “consoles have actually been weighing more than PC for a few years now. Our PC revenue is constantly increasing, but we now achieve 70 percent of our global revenue on consoles. Our development budgets have increased a lot, and almost all our games are now multi-platform.”