Focus Home Interactive, an independent French publisher, has announced 12 new partnerships for the coming few years.
In addition to the announcement of a second collaboration with DONTNOD, Focus Home Interactive has announced another 11 projects that are in development. While specific details of these new projects weren’t revealed, some were. This included the developers and IP holders that Focus Home Interactive will be working with.
This includes studios like Deck13, Saber Interactive and Asobo Studio.
Focus Home Interactive Partnerships
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We know that Focus Home Interactive and DONTNOD are working on a new project together. It “promises to be one of the most ambitious in the history of the publisher and the studio.” Deck13 is currently working on The Surge 2, but will also renew its collaboration with Focus Home Interactive by developing a brand-new franchise.
Saber Interactive’s World War Z is just around the corner and will partner with Focus Home Interactive on two new projects. One of the projects from Saber Interactive will use “one of the most important licenses in the Games Workshop universe.”
Asoboo Studio is only weeks away from releasing A Plague Tale Innocence and will continue to work with Focus Home Interactive on “an upcoming production benefiting from the creative and artistic talent of the studio.”
Two studios who have worked with the publisher for many years have also been named as part of the new partnerships; Passtech Games and Streum On Studio. The former is developing a brand-new, indie-styled IP and the latter is working on a shooter “in one of the most popular Games Workshop IPs.”
Focus Home Interactive has also announced that it has an exclusive agreement with Chaosium to develop games in the Call of Cthulhu franchise for the next ten years.
Other studios announced as part of Focus Home Interactive’s partnerships are Sumo Digital, Gasket Games, Limestone Games and Lightbulb Crew.
Sumo Digital’s Newcastle based team, who developed EVE: Valkyrie, is working on “a multiplayer experience without compromise in a universe as dark as it is violent.” Gasket Games is a team comprised of veterans from Relic Entertainment and Blackbird Interactive. It will be creating a strategy game set in Games Workshop’s Age of Sigmar universe, judging by the artwork.
Limestone Games is described by Focus Home Interactive as;
an independent Estonian developer. The company is proud to continue to support young studios with high potential and give them the means to fully express their vision
Finally, Lightbulb Crew is a Paris based studio who will be working on a game that “offers a dedicated artistic direction and unique concept, with what it takes to push the boundaries and break the rules of the tactical genre.”
It’s pretty clear that Focus Home Interactive is serious about making a big splash over the next few years in the gaming space and has certainly made partnerships with some very talented studios. We’ll make sure we keep you up to date on all of these projects as more information is made available.