Focusing on Focus

Focus Home Interactive recently announced a partnership with UK based developer Sumo Digital. Known for it’s variety of genres, Focus Home Interactive is responsible for publishing many story-centric titles. Many of these are on the darker side of storytelling or at least have a more pragmatic direction to them. Some of these titles include but are not limited to:

  • Divinity I & II
  • Bloodbowl I & II
  • Call of Cthulhu
  • Mordheim: City of the Damned
  • Sherlock Holmes
  • Shovel Knight
  • Bound by Flame
  • The Technomancer
  • Styx
  • Battlefleet: Gothic Armada I & II
  • Trackmania Series
  • The Walking Dead
  • The Wolf Among Us
  • The Surge
  • Vampyr
  • World War Z

“We are very pleased to partner with Sumo Digital, a world-renowned development studio. We were immediately seduced by the project of the extremely talented team in Newcastle, offering gorgeous artistic direction in a dark universe and uncompromising gameplay that always entertains. Along with its multiplayer and community components, we trust the title will attract a very large number of players.” said John Bert, COO of Focus Home Interactive.

Sumo’s Weight

Sumo Digital, the other half of the partnership, is an independent UK developer specializing in racing games in addition to several other notable titles with lush visuals:

  • Outrun (Various Titles)
  • Virtua Tennis (Various Titles)
  • Dead Space Ignition
  • Sonic & All Stars Racing
  • Forza Horizon (Various Titles)
  • Little Big Planet 3
  • Crackdown 3
  • Team Sonic Racing
  • Dead Island 2

“We are very excited to work with Focus Home Interactive.” said Gary Dunn, MD, Sumo Digital. “From the very first meeting it was clear that they are a dynamic publisher with a passion for games and that they share our desire to create high-quality original titles. They have completely embraced the world we are creating and we very much look forward to what we believe will be a very productive partnership.”

The Future

Speculatively speaking, with the Eve Online universe spinoff Project Nova recently being cancelled/postponed, it’s very possible that it may be seeing a fresh breath of life injected back into it. Either way, it will be exciting to see the future result of this partnership.

The original press release can be found here.

Also, check out our Alpha Nerds Guild reviews on Vampyr and Battlefleet Gothic Armada II!

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