Tim Schafer: Don't worry about Brutal Legend sales

Tim Schafer: Don't worry about Brutal Legend sales

Tim Schafer has urged fans not to worry about the sales of his latest game, Brutal Legend.

Do you worry about how well your favourite computer games will sell? Tim Schafer, the creator of Full Throttle and head of Double Fine Productions, thinks you do. What's more, he wants you to stop fretting about it, especially when it comes to his own games.

Double Fine's last game, Psychonauts was a massive critical success but it's often said that the sales for the title failed to live up to expectations - but Schafer wants you to know that that's OK.

"Fans worry too much about sales, to tell you the truth," Schafer told MTV in an interview about his latest game, Brutal Legend. "As long as you make a cool game, publishers want to talk to you."

Brutal Legend apparently struggled to find a publisher after it was one of the titles dropped from the Activision / Blizzard merger, but Schafer was always confident that the game, which stars Jack Black as a heavy metal roadie trapped in another dimension, would find a new publisher. It eventually did, of course, with EA.

Schafer admits in the MTV interview that Brutal Legend was helped out by the fact that it's an open-world action game with some very vocal Hollywood talent attached to it, but he's adamant that gamers shouldn't worry about how the game would sell just because of how Psychonauts fared. He just wants to see people enjoy the game.

Are you looking forward to Brutal Legend? Have you seen the super-cool trailer? Let us know in the forums.


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Mentai 7th April 2009, 11:47 Quote
Hell yeah I'm looking forward to it, Schafer's the man!
Yemerich 7th April 2009, 12:19 Quote
I so wish a guy like that bought the rights for Fallout series... Now we have to those mercenaries at Bethesda ruin a great franchise....

Anyway, Tim is now one of my insta idols with that saying!
Sifter3000 7th April 2009, 12:35 Quote
That trailer's so good. Or should that be gööd? :p
UncertainGod 7th April 2009, 12:36 Quote
Any news on a pc version yet?
CardJoe 7th April 2009, 12:40 Quote
Ask me in a week or two, when I should have a better answer.
alwayssts 7th April 2009, 16:10 Quote
That is pretty bad-ass indeed.

Although, am I the only one that thinks he should've been voiced by Claudio(oh-oh)?

I swear, that's a pretty darn close match to him, looks-wise. :P
Otto69 7th April 2009, 17:53 Quote
Unleash the umlauts!!
FrankieG33 8th April 2009, 06:39 Quote
this guy is awesome. pyshconaughts was a great game and he seems to really have his head screwed on strait. game developers need to be more like him. its too bad the mainstream gamers cant appreciate good game play and hilarious characters.
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