We bring important news related to Focus Home Interactive. Apparently, this company has acquired Dotemu, responsible for important releases on Nintendo Switch.
This is the studio that has brought us games like Streets of Rage 4 or Windjammers 2. Focus Home Interactive has taken 77.5% of the share capital.
We leave you with the statement issued:
Christophe Nobileau, CEO of Focus Home Interactive:
The arrival of Dotemu marks a key step in accelerating the Group’s growth and diversifying its expertise. By enriching our publishing line, we are opening up a new source of revenue and new market shares to conquer in a fast-growing sector.
We are delighted to welcome to Focus Group talents such as Cyrille Imbert and his teams, who have succeeded in making games attractive and giving them new life to millions of players around the world. This transaction is a good example of our desire to bring together talents through a long-term partnership with Cyrille, who will remain Chairman and shareholder of Dotemu and will become a member of the Group Executive Committee and a future shareholder of Focus Home Interactive.
Finally, this agreement is just another step in our growth story. Following the integration of Deck13 and Streum On Studio, we are actively looking for other high-potential companies to accelerate our development and expand our offering.
Cyrille Imbert, CEO of Dotemu:
Joining Focus Home Interactive Group was an obvious choice for Dotemu. We share the same passion for video games, the same desire to improve, as well as the same values of respect and benevolence towards our partners and teams. While continuing its activities, this new partnership will allow Dotemu to benefit from the expertise of Focus Home Interactive’s teams for the production of AA titles and thus launch the production of future remakes or sequels on first generation console licenses.
By maintaining the editorial and strategic independence that has made it successful, Dotemu will be able to give even greater ambition to its projects and gain the means to expand the range of services offered to studios, in order to ensure the success of its productions, both retro and in The Arcade Crew editorial. Dotemu is therefore in an ideal position to achieve its ambitious growth plan of tripling its turnover in the medium term.
My mission will also be to share Dotemu’s expertise with Focus Home Interactive’s teams, to select and convince talented teams to join the Group in order to build, together, a key member of the video game industry on a global scale.