Foucs Home Interactive publisher takes 100% Deck13, the German studio creator of The Surge and Lords of the Fallen. New Horizons.
Focus Home Interactive confirms the purchase of Deck13. Collaborators in recent years, the publisher buys from the German studio for a total amount of 7.1 million euros, of which 6.5 million are financed by a bank.
As they assure in their financial report, they are made with a team of 60 qualified workers with a history of 20 games in the last 18 years. From the collaboration between both parties, the The Surge franchise was born, which according to what they have reported has reached 5.5 million euros in benefits as of December 31, 2019.
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The purchase will make Focus Home take full control of the intellectual properties the team develops. His last job came last September, with a The Surge 2 reaching 8.5 out of 10 at this house. Francisco J. Brenlla assured that it is “more and better”, although it was not so much in terms of final bosses and technical elements.
In the same report, the company talks about a “promising” end of the year. A Sumo Digital project will arrive in the last quarter of 2020-2021, which will be announced this summer. They talk about a cooperative online game in a “world of ultraviolent fantasy”.
Four new collaborations will be revealed in the coming weeks. One from a current collaborator, another from an independent study done in France, and two others from “internationally recognized” studios. To this will be added the works of Limestone Games, Gasket Games and StreumOn Studio; the last two are working under the Warhammer license.
They narrate that their start of the year has been “a good start”. SnowRunner is the main reason for this. In just one month it has managed to reach one million units sold; They point out that it is an achievement for having been released in full confinement, which affected its immediate presence in physical stores.