Baldur’s Gate 3 Licensing Deal Earned Hasbro About $90 Million

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According to new financial reports from Hasbro, the company has earned approximately $90 million from the licensing deal for Baldur’s Gate 3 so far.

The investor’s call says that Wizards of the Coast and Digital Gaming Segment saw a “revenue increase of 10%” for the full year of 2023. In Q4 specifically, the segment grew by 7%.

It specifically mentions this revenue was driven by Baldur’s Gate 3 from Larian Studios, and Monopoly Go from Scopely.

Baldur’s Gate 3 first launched in August 2023 to massive acclaim from critics and players alike. Many have praised its Dungeons & Dragons authenticity, compelling characters, and remarkable sense of freedom.

However, the ambitious game does have quite a few bugs. Baldur’s Gate 3 recently released on Xbox in December 2023, but that version faced a massive save state bug.

The devs had to issue in-game warnings about the save bug. Both Larian Studios and Microsoft took a while resolving the problem.

But the game is still a brilliant and monumental hit, and Larian Studios could still add DLC releases later on. Writing director Adam Smith spoke up in December about the future of the game. Smith mentioned that “we do plan to do more updates, we’re not done yet”.

Hasbro is likely to continue earning a lot of money following the enormous success of Baldur’s Gate 3. So, it will make sense if Hasbro invests further in similar licensing deals during the coming year.

In the new financial call, Hasbro CEO Chris Cocks says that “we are taking the necessary actions to transform Hasbro”. They also mentioned that Hasbro is “building momentum in our innovation pipeline between now and 2025”.

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  1. Then why did they kill Battle For The Grid? Why can’t they make a Snake Eyes game or Transformers game?

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