The publisher 505 Games now own the cyber-ninja action franchise Ghostrunner. The company will take full control of the IP as well as licences for tech solutions used in the game.
The publisher of many popular franchises such as Control, No Man's Sky and Death Stranding, 505 Games have added a major new franchise to their portfolio. The cyber-ninja action game Ghostrunner is now fully owned by 505, the company officially announced today.
505 Games already worked on the game's initial release in 2020 with Polish publisher All in Games and will now take full control of the IP along with all licences for technological solutions used in the game, which includes custom made tech that the devs used during the development.
According to the reports, the acquisition cost €5 million. All In Games will continue to receive a share of profits from the game's ongoing sales. According to All In CEO Piotr Żygadło, 505 originally competed with his firm to acquire the Ghostrunner IP ahead of the game's launch but "was not willing to pay the amount we expected" during these early stages of the partnership.
Ghostrunner is yet to release on next-gen hardware so it's safe to say that there's plenty of potential sales in the franchise. The game recouped its production costs on launch day and to this day, the publisher reports that more than 500,000 copies have been sold and it's expected that the total sales reach one million in 2021.