Dishonored is now a franchise, Bethesda confirms

Dishonored concept art

Bethesda PR chief Pete Hines has confirmed that Dishonored‘s unexpectedly high sales figures will lead to the plucky new IP becoming a franchise of its own like Doom and The Elder Scrolls. In Hines words: “we clearly have a new franchise.”

Dishonored to get a sequel

Speaking to Destructoid, Hines commented: “Dishonored is far exceeding our sales expectations, which is especially cool considering it’s new IP facing a host of well-established franchises this quarter. We did terrific numbers again this past weekend, both in stores and on Steam, where Dishonored was listed as the #1 selling title over the holiday weekend.

And Dishonored has really sold well overseas. So, we’re very pleased and appreciate all the fans that have supported Dishonored and Arkane. We clearly have a new franchise.” With Dishonored’s first DLC already on the way in the shape of the Dunwall City Trials pack arriving December 11, you’d put a significant wager on Dishonored 2 being in production before too long.

But is that what co-creators Harvey Smith and Raf Colantonio really want? Dishonored is Arkane Studios’ fourth game, and they’ve yet to repeat themselves by dipping back into the same IP. Not that we’d really mind another Dishonored, guys.