Ninja Theory was surprised by Hellblade’s PC sales – “evenly split” between PS4 and PC

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Ninja Theory was surprised by Hellblade’s PC sales – “evenly split” between PS4 and PC

Hellblade was a huge risk for Ninja Theory, releasing without a publisher while focusing the game’s story on the subject of mental illness. Upon the game’s release in August of last year, the game was an immediate hit across both PC and Xbox One, leading to the Hellblade winning five gaming BAFTAs around six months later.  

Earlier this month, Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice released on Xbox One and Xbox One X, bringing the award-winning game to a larger gaming audience.

In a recent interview with PC Gamer, Ninja Theory’s chief creative director, Tameem Antoniades, stated that they didn’t expect to see Hellblade sell so well on PC, or find so many players using mouse/keyboard controls for the title.

Ninja Theory primarily developed Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice as PS4 title, expecting the majority of the game’s sales on console. In time PC proved to be as popular as Sony’s console, a change which will prompt Ninja Theory to focus more on PC moving forward, especially when it comes to controls.  

 

   We did see this as primarily a PlayStation 4 title, and we thought that platform would be the bulk of our sales, and in fact it was pretty evenly split,

So going forward, we will make sure that we get our interface and everything right for the PC audience as well.

We were so surprised that so many people played the game with mouse and keyboard, and we dropped the ball a little bit at the start. We patched it afterwards, but we dropped the ball with our mouse and keyboard support.
  

 

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Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice was one of 2017’s gaming highlights, offering a unique atmosphere, unparalleled audio design and a compelling narrative and a sub-AAA price tag. 

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