Bethesda on Dishonored: “We Clearly Have a New Franchise”

Releasing a brand new IP at any point during a console life cycle can always be a risk, but when it’s as awesome as Dishonored, that risk quickly turns into a reward.

Speaking with Destructoid, Pete Hines of Bethesda had this to say about the success of their assassin game:

I can tell you that Dishonored is far exceeding our sales expectations, which is especially cool considering it’s new IP facing a host of well-established franchises this quarter. We did terrific numbers again this past weekend, both in stores and on Steam, where Dishonored was listed as the #1 selling title over the holiday weekend. And Dishonored has really sold well overseas.

So, we’re very pleased and appreciate all the fans that have supported Dishonored and Arkane. We clearly have a new franchise.

The game launched strongly last month, and the recent Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales for the game have certainly helped to push sales. With that in mind, you might not have to wait too long before you hear about Dishonored 2.

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