Biomutant has proved that it will take a lot more than mediocre review scores to nuke the success of the recently revived THQ Nordic.
In the release of their interim Q1 of 2021 report released yesterday, the Embracer Group — who took over control of THQ Nordic in May of last year and countless others since then — stated that strong sales of the game totalling over one million copies have paid for both development and marketing costs of the game as well as the acquisition of developer Experiment 101 and the Biomutant IP. However, the group doubles down on their humble brag indicating that they reached that achievement only a week after the game’s May 25th launch date.
As of yet, there’s no indication how your favourite YouTubers and streamers who spent what felt like months pushing this game as sponsored content helped. But it proves that in 2021, the Metacritic cult has about as much sway as the Illuminati.
It also has to come as welcome news to investors of the Karlstad, Sweden-based Embracer Group because they are looking to add even more name to their list of video game entities the likes of which includes some pretty big names — Koch Media, Coffee Stain, Amplifier, Saber Interactive, Gearbox Entertainment, Deca and Easybrain, to name a few.