The small game got bigger and bigger.
Popular management and construction simulator Factorio recently hit a sales milestone, having sold over 3.5 million copies. The game launched on August 14, 2020 to wide critical acclaim as well as praise from gamers.
The news comes from a post on the official development blog. “Another year has come and gone,” the studio behind the game, Wube Software, explained to fans and subscribers. “We know that this year we’ve been very sparse on the details of the expansion and that’s what you all really want to hear about. Trust me, we really want to talk to you about it and we will in time. There are still significant sections of gameplay being changed and adjusted and if we told you about them now, the information would quickly become outdated and inaccurate.
Wube Software announced that an expansion pack for the game was in development on February 5, 2021. The company then ported Factorio to the Nintendo Switch about a year later on October 28, 2022. little news about the expansion pack. waiting.
“We have other topics we can discuss,” the developer pointed out. “This year, we have reached a new milestone in sales with 3.5 million sales passed this Christmas. We still have regular and consistent sales of around 500,000 each year, which retrospectively validates the original no-sell policy we’ve held to since our launch on Steam.
Wube Software noted how “the Nintendo Switch launch went well”, adding that “so far we have sold over 40,000 copies”. The company went on to describe how “it seems to be hugely popular in Japan with nearly 40% of Switch sales from there.”
As far as mods go, Factorio has apparently had a lot of success. According to the developer, “there were 638,886 players who downloaded 41,244,805 mods” including “1,686 new mods and 7,227 mod updates” in addition to “1,221 active mod creators supported by 103 contributors”. The company noted that “we are very grateful to our amazing modding community for keeping many engineers busy while waiting for the expansion. In addition to creating great mods, they also provide tutorials and modding tools for the mod development, such as IDE integrations and automation tools.
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