People Can Fly, the team behind Square Enix's Outriders, hasn't receive royalties during the game’s first-quarter sales. Advising they've not been told how well the game sold, that's led to assumptions that Outriders hasn't been profitable yet.
Speaking during an investor meeting, People Can Fly executive Sebastian Wojciechowski claimed royalties would only be paid once Square Enix had recuperated development costs. Evidently, Outriders hasn't reached this stage yet, despite seeing 3.5 million players and a day one Xbox Game Pass release.
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Outriders Team Hasn't Received Any Royalties So Far
More specifically, Wojciechowski (via Google Translate) confirmed:
We don't have any sales figures for Outriders - we estimate it at between 2 and 3 million units and assumed that this was a result that would ensure profitability for this project in the first quarter of sales. The lack of payment by the Publisher probably means that, according to Square Enix, this is not the case.
Launched on April 1 for Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, PS4, PS5, PC and Stadia, we had great things to say about Outriders at the time. Awarding it a 4/5, our review stated "It’s a shooter for those that love blowing enemies to bits, and it’s an RPG for those that want to feel powerful." Considering Square Enix has long-term series plans, hopefully it won't be long before People Can Fly receive royalties.