Bugsnax made a bit of a splash back when PlayStation 5 launched. It was available to PS Plus members on Sony's new platform at no extra charge, and it stayed on the service for two months rather than just one. That's a long time to have a game available as a freebie, but it seems developer Young Horses has been doing just fine.
Despite its stint on PS Plus, Bugsnax is outperforming the PlayStation launch sales of the studio's previous game, Octodad: Dadliest Catch. President of Young Horses, Philip Tibitoski, said as much in the following tweet:
It's worth noting that the PS4 version of Bugsnax was not on PS Plus, and was sold at its regular price. It seems that the PS4 sales, as well as any PS5 sales after it came off the subscription service, were enough to put it past Octodad already. That shouldn't come as a huge surprise, as the game has a far wider appeal and was better received than its predecessor.
Anyway, good for Young Horses. In other news, the studio says there will be more from the world of Bugsnax in the future, in one form or another.