Stockholm-based developer Experiment 101 released Biomutant in May 2021, an open-world, post-apocalyptic “Kung-fu fable RPG” that allows players to customize weird-looking, mutated animals and take them on an adventure in a world filled with similarly strange creatures. Despite being Experiment 101’s first game, Biomutant is a huge success.
As noted during parent company Embracer Group’s Q1 FT21/22 interim report today, Biomutant has managed to sell over one million copies since its release on May 25, 2021. What’s even more impressive is how quickly the game satisfied its financial overlords; Biomutant broke even just a week after launch.
“The main revenue driver in the quarter was the release of Biomutant from our internal studio X101,” said an Embracer Group executive. “So far, the game has sold more than a million copies. The full investment in development and marketing as well as the acquisition cost of X101 and IP was recouped a week after launch.”
Experiment 101 had originally unveiled Biomutant all the way back in 2017 during that year’s Gamescom event. That led some to believe that the development of the game had been troubled and that it would release in bad shape, but evidently, that wasn’t the case.
Biomutant’s marketing materials have been memorable for their depiction of a raccoon creature armed with a big sword, but Experiment 101 has stressed that this isn’t necessarily the main character. As noted above, players can morph their own hero in the game by tuning their DNA through a configurator.
The game is available on Xbox and PlayStation consoles, as well as PC via Steam, GOG, Origin, and the Epic Games Store.
”The main revenue driver in the quarter was the release of Biomutant from our internal studio X101. So far, the game has sold more than a million copies. The full investment in development & marketing as well as the acquisition cost of— Experiment 101 (@Experiment1O1) August 18, 2021
X101 & IP was recouped a week after launch.”
BIOMUTANT is an open-world, post-apocalyptic Kung-Fu fable RPG, with a unique martial arts styled combat system allowing you to mix melee, shooting and mutant ability action.
A plague is ruining the land and the Tree-of-Life is bleeding death from its roots. The Tribes stand divided. Explore a world in turmoil and define its fate – will you be its saviour or lead it to an even darker destiny?
Source: Experiment 101