Map designer Roald van der Scheuer talked about the history of Anubis and the deal with Valve. In an interview with HLTV, the Dutchman admitted that the map was based on previous developments related to the multiplayer game Pirates, Vikings, & Knights 2.
Anubis originally appeared in CS:GO in April 2020, but was removed from the game a year later. After that, Valve contacted the three developers of the map and offered to buy the rights to it. According to Scheuer, he was the only team member who doubted the correctness of the decision.
He was embarrassed that the money received would not be so big, especially when compared with the proceeds of the creators of the skins. Nevertheless, Scheuer did not see an alternative since he risked not earning anything on the map.
The map designer did not disclose the details of the agreement with Valve. However, he stated that while a map is in the game daily, Valve charges its creators a certain amount. The earnings generated from the sale of Anubis are approximately the same as the card's earnings from Normal mode for two years.
HLTV representatives tried to contact another developer to find out how much Valve is paying per day for the map. He declined to answer the question, noting that this condition was protected by a non-disclosure agreement.
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