This announcement comes after statements last year from Dontnod CEO Oskar Guilbert, who mentioned then that the developer was constructing a publishing and advertising and marketing arm to self-publish its personal video games, aspiring to be “as impartial as doable” sooner or later.
In an announcement, Dontnod head of publishing Xavier Spinat indicated that this was under no circumstances the tip to inside improvement at Dontnod:
“As a writer, we wish to supply gamers experiences which are each accessible to the broader viewers, whereas setting the bar excessive concerning themes and high quality of design,” he mentioned. “From our first discussions with PortaPlay, it grew to become clear to us that co-producing and publishing this authentic creation would permit us to increase our portfolio with a sport complementary to our in-house productions, whereas remaining true to our DNA.”
Dontnod most lately launched two of its personal video games final 12 months: Twin Mirror and Inform Me Why. Our evaluate known as the previous a “frustratingly uneven adventure,” however Inform Me Why advised “a good story in a charming world” and obtained praised for its fundamental character Tyler, the first playable transgender video game hero from a major studio.
It’s unknown what Dontnod may be engaged on subsequent itself. Earlier this 12 months, Tencent purchased a minority stake in the studio to assist it create a brand new IP, and at the least for now Dontnod’s acclaimed Life is Unusual sequence seems to be within the arms of Deck 9 for the subsequent entry, True Colors.
Rebekah Valentine is a information reporter for IGN. You could find her on Twitter @duckvalentine.