Dontnod Entertainment is a busy studio proper now. In their newest monetary report, the studio confirms they’ve acquired six titles in the design or pre-production levels. One of them is a collaboration with Focus Home Interactive, and somewhat than it being a comply with as much as Vampyr, it seems prefer it is perhaps a brand new IP as an alternative.
Over the final monetary 12 months, Dontnod ramped up manufacturing on two video games they at the moment name Project 7 and Project 8. The former is an IP solely owned by Dontnod and is being developed on the new studio in Montréal headed by Executive Producer Luc Baghadoust and Creative Director Michel Koch. The latter is the collaboration with Focus Home Interactive. As seen in the art work for the sport above, the title seems to be a brand new IP and may very well be an try and further explore action-RPGs because the studio’s CEO Oskar Guilbert as soon as hinted. As nicely as these two titles, 4 different self-published titles are in the design or pre-production levels. Dontnod gave no hints as to what these video games will probably be, however we do know they gained’t be something to do with the Life Is Strange IP seeing because the studio parted ways with Square Enix “a long, long time ago”.
Dontnod has made enhancements to their self-publishing technique. They goal to get “more value” from their authentic creations and IPs by self-publishing their titles, in addition to rising the variety of their titles accessible on cell in Asia. This is as a result of there may be “positive industry trends in favor of creators of high-quality original games that gain international recognition”.
The studio managed to extend their royalties by 83% in 2020, reaching a grand complete of €3.Eight million. This was primarily as a result of launch of Twin Mirror, in addition to regular gross sales from their again catalogue. Both Life Is Strange and Vampyr did nicely, the latter particularly so after it was included as part of PlayStation Plus and varied different gross sales. Not included in these figures however worthy of a point out in the report was the €50 million capital enhance by traders, €30 million of which got here from Tencent’s minority stake in the studio. Dontnod’s subsequent report will probably be on April 19, and hopefully they’ll drop a number of extra hints about their upcoming titles.
[Source: Dontnod Entertainment]