- Immortals of Aveum is a first-person shooter that traces its release back to August this year.
- The game failed to perform well in terms of sales and couldn’t amass a good enough user base.
- Ascendant Studios’ CEO has confirmed that the game is likely to come to Game Pass and PS Plus.
Immortals of Aveum has high chances of making landfall on PlayStation Plus and Xbox Game Pass—two of the most prominent video game subscription services in the gaming sphere, each sporting their own pricing models and benefits. The CEO of Ascendant Studios, which is the developer of the magic-based first-person shooter, appeared in an interview as of late to confirm this notion.
CEO Bret Robbins sat down with Windows Central in an interview, going over the concerns so far with the action RPG. When asked whether the studio sees Immortals of Aveum making landfall on PS Plus and Game Pass anytime soon, Bret replied positively, saying that options such as these help a developer get more attention toward their game. Looking at the title in its current state, it certainly could use a boost right now.
Certainly, those services give you a wider funnel. More people might engage with the game, that’s always good.”
Bret Robbins further confirmed, “Yes, we are talking to them about getting the game onto both of those services. We don’t have a date yet, I’m pretty sure it’s gonna happen, though.”
For a variety of reasons, including one that revolves around the already-packed release window of Immortals of Aveum, the game failed to hit home for the developers in terms of sales. It came out in August, the same month as FromSoftware’s mega-anticipated mecha shooter Armored Core 6, with Starfield following up soon afterward in September.
The disappointing sales of the RPG led Ascendant Studios to lay off 40 people, which was almost half the workforce of the entire developer. In the interview, Bret shed more light on what went down in that particular setting, expressing how the decision was incredibly tough and “unfortunate” to make, but at the end of the day, had to be dealt with all the same.
We are not a big corporation. Our business relies on selling games, and we didn’t sell enough games. And that forced me to make that decision, which, it was really unfortunate. These are people I worked closely with, people that put their heart and soul into the game. You never, ever want to have to do that.”
More Content to Check Out:
- Immortals Of Aveum Receives Its First Post-Launch Update
- Far Cry 6 Won’t Get Any More Updates, Confirms Ubisoft
- Immortals Of Aveum: Is It Playable On Steam Deck?
At present, Immortals of Aveum has received a brand-new update in the name of “The Echollector,” bringing forth the sought-after New Game+ mode, and a playable demo for the magic RPG in case someone would like to try it out prior to the purchase. Furthermore, there’s the addition of another difficulty mode for some of the hardcore fans to delve into as well.
Ascendant’s first-person shooter came out on August 22, 2023, for the PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC. The game has been built using Unreal Engine 5 and revolves around spell-based shooting. This is Ascendant Studio’s debut project, having comprised veteran developers who have worked on Call of Duty and Dead Space games previously.
Thanks! Do share your feedback with us. ⚡
How could we improve this post? Please Help us. ✍