PC and PlayStation 4 first-person adventure title Firewatch has sold half a million copies in its first month of release, developer Panic announced in a blog post. Priced at $20USD, Firewatch has already fetched approximately $10 million in revenue.
“Of course we wanted to make the best possible game we could, but we also had made an investment we really hoped to recoup,” Panic said. “How’d it go? Firewatch’s budget, while huge for us, was modest for a game of its quality and scope, but we made our investment back in about one day.”
Released in February, Firewatch was the top-selling game on the PlayStation Network for its first month, outperforming Far Cry Primal, the latest instalment in the popular Ubisoft franchise. Panic stated that they are “grateful” for the success Firewatch has enjoyed.
Panic also addressed the game’s ending, which was met with divided opinions.
“Some people really loved Firewatch’s ending, others didn’t,” the publisher said. “Both opinions are completely valid. But we wanted to tell a ‘real-life’ story, and those often end quietly and sadly. We’re just grateful people played enough to have an opinion!”