In just nine months from release, the DOOM Eternal revenue managed to break over $450 million and this was done without loot boxes, even.
Uhhhh Bethesda needs microsoft uh-huh :)
It sounds like Microsoft has got a bargain that will pay for itself in no time.
Revenue isn't profit. The studio's profit's will be lower when less Xbox users are buying their games and will be even worse if future games are exclusive. It will take a long time to earn back that money if ever which MS knew - it's a long term investment.to have Day 1 content on Game Pass.
Not sure about bargain, but I would it hard to believe that Doom didn't turn a profit. We know it sold 3 million copies in a month which is £150million revenue. What we don't know is net profit which is ultimately what matters. How did it cost to make, market and post launch work costs minus tax.
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450 million, that's because it's a multiplatform game that's popular. I would like to see when the next Doom releases on Xbox and Windows 10 exclusively will it still make 450 million while on gamepass 🤔
Will it sell Xbox consoles? Probably a few. Will it sell GamePass subscriptions? A lot.
I doubt it will even be exclusive.
You will still be able to purchase it, so I don't see the problem and most of that is from DLC. Most of that is coming from PC which has a base that is a Hellava lot bigger than Playstation. So Bethesda games really don't need Playstation because they have a popular PC base
And it's free on game pass. Might never pass 100 million in revenue then.
Pc Has over 700 million users PS brand maybe 150 million
Are Darkborn and CaptainHenry trying to convince me that Microsoft would not like me to play doom on GamePass or are they seriously worried that GamePass might not be profitable for Microsoft right now?!
that is really impressive
Shame they will make a lot less with gamepass when doom 3 comes along. they can always add microtransactions ofcourse.
What do you know?
People keep claiming gamepass is cutting all this money away from releases, though all these giant companies seem to love going for said gamepass deals. All these giant multinationals must love just throwing away money or something. As for Id, I don't know, if I was a game developer, I'd like the security of being backed by a company that could basically write a blank check for my development.
What "giant" company exactly has been so "in love" with gamepass?
MS is paying a large amount of money to get those games on their service AFTER they've already made most of the money that they ever will on the platform. It's free profit. Doom 3 will be a Day 1 release on Game Pass which is a completely different situation. Anyone who has Game Pass is extremely unlikely to buy it as they know it will never leave the service, so it would objectively hurt sales. The sales revenue will be lower. It's fairly straightforward.
@jukins Sega just came out and publicly stated how appreciative they are for their dealings with MS and finding their titles on the gamepass service. Maybe you should just address the point of my post, which was me saying that despite, apparently, featuring your games on gamepass highly devaluing the titles, themselves, somehow, these companies keep consistently making said deals with MS. Companies. You know, those things that exist purely to make profit? If gamepass wasn't beneficial to MS, they wouldn't be so invested in it. If gamepass wasn't beneficial to 3rd party publishers/devs, they wouldn't be contributing to it. That's just me using basic logic though lol, so what do I know?
It's different when Microsoft is paying them 100 million or whatever just to release it on game pass and when Microsoft has to just give away their games they produce. Its like building a house and then selling it for 10 dollars, or selling it for market value. Which is more profitable? It's a no brainer.
DARKBORN Your logic is flawed because you can still buy the game and most of revenue comes from DLC which you have to buy even if the game is on gamepass. Jesus you guys have no idea about what you are talking about. Just sounds silly
You make it sound like Microsoft doesn’t want you to play on GamePass...
Without loot boxes
Indeed which makes this even more impressive.
Definitely an impressive feat by Bethesda. Here's looking forward to next big score.
Basically shows loot boxes is bull sh... Some devs say loot boxes was necessary na it was just greed or they wasnt confidant that the game would do good.
Makes a good argument for keeping Bethesda titles multiplatform them. Well here's hoping anyway
Good point. Would love to know how much of that revenue came from PS4.
Probably easily between 30 to 40 percent. If this games become exclusives to day 1 GP you better believe the game will be shorter with MP and MT.
Didn't you see the press release when Doom Eternal came out? PC had most of the sales, so won't really change anything when it's not on Playstation anymore. Also, that argument could be used for any game that exclusives including Spiderman, Mario, etc. Open it up and it would have access to more people, but PC is the biggest base of all and Bethesda's games will be there.
MS is in the business of making money, im sure they will keep things Multi plat
They're in the business of getting you to sign up to Gamepass. Putting it on PS5 goes 100% against that goal.
Yes making money and bringing value to their brand
Well in that case, lets ban all exclusives as there's seemingly no point.. oh wait.. tying them down to your ecosystem is actually more profitable in the longrun
probably not gonna happen.
Well deserved, very fun game
Not bad for a ticket on the nostalgia train.
You should give it a try because it's a great game in its own right.
I've played Doom to death. The setting is not interesting to me anymore. But I might pick it up, if there is nothing else to play.
It’s a decent game . It got over hyped imo .
I wonder what the breakdown is across devices. Surely microsoft sees this for Bethesda games and may be the reason that they're being so "iffy" about future ps5/sony releases
They aren't being iffy, they legally can't make decisions like this because they haven't actually done the deal yet.
Good games make a lot of money. No other way reach this Kind of profit.
Best fps this gen
Dollar Dollar Bill Y'All .😁💲💲
Congrats on your new first party franchise, Microsoft.
Now spend some of that to keep Mick Gordon making the music.
Comments on the acquisition here about it justifies the continued multiplatform for Bethesda titles should really see it the other way too. You buy a company not to save it, often. You buy it because it's an asset. And will be. This is clearly why it was bought and any ideas beyond that are blind idealism.
Deserved. It's a bloody brilliant game. If I have one criticism is that the platforming sections really aren't that good, but that doesn't diminish the overall quality of the game
MS got a winner on their hands.
Eternal was a good game...but i think a reboot with a more classical approach would be better...miss the old doom 1 and 2 time....
Nah. Doom and Eternal were a perfect balance of taking the classic style and modernizing it.
Nice!!! Deserved. Can't wait for the PS5/Series X upgrade. Fingers crossed it's soon.
@ Phil, Same, I finished the game and waiting for the upgrade to before I buy the DLC.
Where's that next gen upgrade?!
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