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Bastion sells 500,000 copies, but Supergiant’s follow-up might not be Bastion 2

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Bastion was perhaps the biggest small game of 2011, as the indie title took many players on a wild (heavily narrated ride) ride. We ranked the clever title as one of the best downloadable games of the last year, and it seems many agreed with us. After launching on PC and 360 this summer, the creators revealed they’ve sold 500,000 copies, but that doesn’t necessarily mean there’ll be a sequel, as one interview revealed.

 

Speaking with Eurogamer, Supergiant Games' Greg Kasavin spoke about how liberating the big sales were, “Bastion has performed well enough to give us the resources to create another game on our own terms, meaning we can self-fund the project and take the time we need to get it right.” Kasavin was pretty quiet on what that next thing would be, but don't assume it's Bastion 2. “We always intended for Bastion to be a stand-alone game," he mentioned, though he didn’t dismiss the possibility of something new in the Bastion universe at some point.

As exciting as news of a new title from Supergiant is, don’t expect a reveal any time soon. Kasasvin pointed out that Bastion was in development for a year before it was shown, and thanks to Bastion’s continued success, they currently can afford to take their time. We just hope whatever that new game is still has a dynamic narrator.

UPDATE: Our friendly friends at Supergiant were quick to mention via Twitter that, "It's too early to say what's next for us." So we altered this story accordingly.

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8 comments

  • angelusdlion - January 4, 2012 7:32 p.m.

    I'd rather they take time and do it when they're ready rather than halfass a sequel in a year.
  • WaffleLeech - January 3, 2012 4:26 p.m.

    Bastion was left wide open for a sequel, so I would actually be really interested in a sequel. the first, in my opinion, was a perfect game, and I'd pay money just to revisit that universe.
  • Ramstein - January 3, 2012 3:50 p.m.

    That's not what they said. Don't worry, Destructoid got it wrong too. http://twitter.com/supergiantgames/status/154286143310012416
  • Fiirestorm21 - January 3, 2012 5:19 p.m.

    The actual GR article itself is indeed more accurate, that it's not likely to be a sequel, but you never know. Although, to be fair to them and other media outlets, the quotes given (such as "intended to be standalone" and "allows us to try something new") do strongly suggest that the next game won't be Bastion 2.
  • MetroidPrimeRib - January 3, 2012 3:44 p.m.

    Bastion was awesome But I'm glad they won't milk it and the dev will go on to try and make other things
  • BladedFalcon - January 3, 2012 4:11 p.m.

    Agreed. On a personal note, i wouldn't mind Supergiant's next game to also appear on the PS3... just sayin'
  • LegendofZenda - January 3, 2012 9 p.m.

    @BladedFalcon But then what would certain narrow minded idiots bitch about when talking about "exclusives" for consoles? (This would technically be an exclusive as Halo falls under "exclusive" and is on PC and console). But agreed. I think they are really missing out keeping this from the PS3 fan base.
  • MetroidPrimeRib - January 4, 2012 12:46 p.m.

    Bastion is on 360 and PC thus making it not exclusive Same thing with Halo Those lack of exclusives makes you Xbox fans lose brain cells fast

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