The Embracer Group have shared their Q1, 2022 interim report for April-June 2022, with MX vs ATV Legends initial sales lower than expected for the new title. The reporting quarter only covered two days after launching, but it’s interesting that Embracer Group CEO Lars Wingefors admitted the performance was below the management expectations.
But it’s not all bad news, as Wingefors also stated that the contribution to Embracer Group revenue from the latest game in the MX vs ATV series is expected to be long term. Developers Rainbow Studios have promised ongoing support, along with publishers THQ Nordic. And the latest update V1.09 is now available across all platforms, in what has been billed as the first ‘Live Service’ product in motocross gaming.
The notes accompanying the update release continues to reinforce the idea that “this franchise has a long future ahead of it… new features and enhancements will continue to rollout … we are here for the long haul to support you, his game, and the motocross/offroad racing community as a whole.”
It also wasn’t all bad news for the Embracer Group parent company with a 107% increase in sales, largely driven by a 104% jump in mobile games. You can see more details in the official release. And Wingefors also referenced other racing titles in the earnings call (edited transcription, here), with ‘very positive feedback’ for MotoGP22 developed by Milestone, and the continued success of Hot Wheels Unleashed, which remains in the top 10 titles from the Embracer back catalogue.
You can buy MX vs ATV Legends for the PC via Steam, for the PS4 and PS5 via the PlayStation Store or the Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S via the Microsoft Store. Or you can pick up physical copies of the title via Game or Amazon.
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