A free PlayStation Plus game that was available for the owners of PlayStation 5 in early 2021 proved “devastating” for the developer of the title. In general, most developers who put their games in PS Plus seem to be happy with the final result, mainly because it allows their project to reach an audience even greater than normal. And while that may also have been true with this mentioned game, it also seems to have affected its ability to earn more money.
In a recent conversation with the Xbox Pódcast Expansion Pass, “Strange: Soul Storm. The Creator Lorne Lanning said that putting the game at PlayStation Plus in early 2021 did not work in favor of the study. LANNING explained that at the time he agreed to bring torms of souls to PS Plus, it was expected that the title will be launched in January 2021. However, as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020, this timeline of Development ended by changing, which led to _mundo strange: storm of souls will not be launched until April 2021.
So, how did it happen that this hurt the game? Well, Lanning said that if he would have launched on PlayStation Plus in January 2021 as it was going to be for the first time, the installation base of the PS5 would have been much smaller at that time. As such, Lanning said the amount of fixed income that Sony ended up giving the studio to bring _mundo strange: storm of souls to PS plus would probably have been more than the game would have done in his first month of natural sales. However, this was not true when it arrived in April 2021 because the PS5 installation base was much bigger at that time. As a result, Lanning said that the study probably left money on the table that would otherwise have won.
It is worth noting that Lanning did not blame those of Sony by how this PlayStation Plus agreement for the Oddworld Inhabitants team worked. Nor is there a way to know if Lanning’s own theories about how ostrint of souls_ would have worked only with PS Plus would even have been accurate. Even so, it is interesting to hear it to talk about a situation in which PS Plus did not prove to be a great boost for Oddworld Inhabitants, given that the opposite is usually true with many other releases.