When it came to Xbox, the developer of 2016''s insane hack ''n''slash Furi found itself in a financial woes when he announced that it won''t release a new content update. This is because it is quite bad.
In a recent interview with Waypoint, the Game Bakers said the new Furi version would not be released on Xbox once more. Interestingly, the studio explained why this is the case, but the newer title, Haven, does not appear to have performed any better.
Furi was receiving new-gen content on all platforms but Xbox, according to Leprince. She explained that "the chances the investment was not going to be recouped were high," citing the in-house sale statistics. Furi admitted that the studio "didn''t align with the Game Pass strategy focused on new titles."
On February 4, 9,479, almost nobody purchased the Xbox Game Pass game. Combined with Furi''s codebase being expensive to upgrade and port to all of the games, the low odds of the game becoming promoted on Xbox now that it''s a decades-old release, The Game Bakers'' decision to skip the platform over.
Leprince admitted that the studio''s decision to eliminate Xbox with Furi''s Onnamusha DLC was unsettling. "We sincerely hope the DLC will be very successful so that we can bring it to Xbox in the near future," she said. However, the game Bakers'' revenue is likely to have been low due to the majority of users using Xbox Game Pass to play its games, but Leprince was aware that the service can also be beneficial in getting visibility for indie projects.
With the majority of new games coming out on Xbox Game Pass, it''s to be expected that new titles, whether beloved or not, would be pushed out of the limelight sooner or later. In the specific case of Furi, The Game Bakers made the point that upgrading the Xbox build of the game wasn''t worth it. It''s a complex issue, and it''s likely to become brought up again in the future.
Furi is now available on PC, PS4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch platforms.