Firewatch has sold nearly 1M copies, is being made into a movie
Campo Santo has announced that Firewatch has nearly sold one million copies across the PlayStation 4, PC, and Xbox One. A number that isn’t too shabby when you consider the size of the independent developer, and the fact that this was its first game. Perhaps even more interesting though, is that according to the Hollywood Reporter, the game is also being turned into a feature film.
The report says that the studio has teamed up with Good Universe to “develop content for both video games and feature films.” The first project to come out of this newly formed collaboration will be a film adaptation of Firewatch.
“The companies will create a home for talent to develop projects that can bridge both the video game and feature film worlds,” HR further writes.
At the moment it’s not particularly clear whether or not the two companies are merging, or simply forming a temporary partnership. Additionally, it’s not clear whether Good Universe will be contributing to game development, or only working with Campo Santo to make movies.
Campo Santo founder Sean Vanaman released the following statement alongside the announcement:
“When we met Good Universe we were floored by how they recognize, cultivate and produce incredible stories. It’s rare you meet another group that shares so many of your values and makes the process of creating things even more exciting. We can’t wait to see what we make together,” said Campo Santo founder Sean Vanaman, who announced the deal with co-founder Jake Rodkin and Good Universe’s co-founder Joe Drake and vp international Akshay Mehta.
No details were shared about the project itself, or whether or not it will be following the same story told in the game.
Firewatch is one of my favorite games this year, and a top 20 game of this console generation in my book. While it’s a superb video game, I thought it would make for an even better book or movie, and alas I wasn’t the only one who thought so. Whenever this movie releases, I will be there, cookie-dough bites in hand.
Tyler Fischer is a Senior Writer for MONG who plays video games when he’s not busy researching alien conspiracy theories at 2AM. You can find him on Twitter.