Chinese mobile MMO developer Funplus has earned over $1.3 billion in revenue with only two games.
Games operations head Oren Bennet revealed in an interview with GamesBeat that between King of Avalon’s $721 million and Guns of Glory’s $510 million in revenue, the firm is bringing in the billions.
Unusually for a Chinese mobile MMO developer, Funplus is finding the bulk of its success in the West where players are likely to spend more on average. The studio wants these games to earn $1.5 billion in revenue by the end of 2019.
Bennet believes that the competitive nature of both games are large drivers of player spending, while social systems help bring players back more often.
“These games are heavy player-versus-player (PVP) games that attract only the most active and battle-driven players all over the world who don’t mind spending a lot of time and money playing them and also the games’ other core function is the alliance, which glues the players into an in-game and outside game community,” said Bennet.
“It definitely helped the games’ daily active users big time”
Funplus has plans to release three to four new titles in the coming year, while the recently-released Z Day: Hearts of Heroes appears to already show promise for the firm.
FunPlus director Graham Gockley will be a speaker at Pocket Gamer Connects Seattle, which takes place on May 13th and 14th.