Dontnod Leisure Has Six Titles in Growth


Dontnod Leisure is a busy studio proper now. Of their newest monetary report, the studio confirms they’ve obtained six titles within the design or pre-production phases. Considered one of them is a collaboration with Focus Dwelling Interactive, and somewhat than it being a comply with as much as Vampyr, it appears prefer it is perhaps a brand new IP as an alternative.

Over the past monetary yr, Dontnod ramped up manufacturing on two video games they presently name Challenge 7 and Challenge 8. The previous is an IP solely owned by Dontnod and is being developed on the new studio in Montréal headed by Govt Producer Luc Baghadoust and Artistic Director Michel Koch. The latter is the collaboration with Focus Dwelling Interactive. As seen within the paintings for the sport above, the title appears to be a brand new IP and could possibly be an try and additional discover action-RPGs because the studio’s CEO Oskar Guilbert as soon as hinted. In addition to these two titles, 4 different self-published titles are within the design or pre-production phases. Dontnod gave no hints as to what these video games will likely be, however we do know they gained’t be something to do with the Life Is Unusual IP seeing because the studio parted methods with Sq. Enix “an extended, very long time in the past”.

Dontnod has made enhancements to their self-publishing technique. They intention to get “extra worth” from their unique creations and IPs by self-publishing their titles, in addition to growing the variety of their titles obtainable on cellular in Asia. It’s because there’s “constructive business developments in favor of creators of high-quality unique video games that achieve worldwide recognition”.

The studio managed to extend their royalties by 83% in 2020, reaching a grand whole of €3.8 million. This was primarily because of the launch of Twin Mirror, in addition to regular gross sales from their again catalogue. Each Life Is Unusual and Vampyr did nicely, the latter particularly so after it was included as a part of PlayStation Plus and numerous different gross sales. Not included in these figures however worthy of a point out within the report was the €50 million capital enhance by traders, €30 million of which got here from Tencent’s minority stake within the studio. Dontnod’s subsequent report will likely be on April 19, and hopefully they’ll drop just a few extra hints about their upcoming titles.

[Source: Dontnod Leisure]

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