The French sport developer Dontnod, which created the Life is Unusual collection, is rising its attain and changing into a third-party writer. Dontnod introduced this week that it’ll publish developer PortaPlay’s new sport as a co-production effort. Below the phrases of the deal, Dontnod will maintain the “majority rights” of this new IP.
The Copenhagen-based PortaPlay is making an “unique creation.” Little is understood in the best way of specifics, however Dontnod stated the sport “suits with the editorial imaginative and prescient and values of Dontnod.” It added: “These values federate a broad viewers and resonate with our very dedicated neighborhood of players world wide.”
Dontnod’s publishing and advertising division was established in 2020, however this appears to be the primary sport that the corporate is taking over as a writer.
“With this primary partnership, Dontnod will present to PortaPlay its know-how and expertise acquired with its earlier titles, with the intention to assist this future creation in its growth and advertising,” the corporate stated. “This new collaboration contributes positively to the worth creation potential of the studio-publisher which, by means of this managed co-production with an skilled core group of 10 builders, integrates an extra Mental Property to its property and strengthen its video games line-up past its inner manufacturing capacities.”
Dontnod’s publishing boss Xavier Spinat stated, “As a writer, we wish to provide gamers experiences which are each accessible to the broader viewers, whereas setting the bar excessive concerning themes and high quality of design. From our first discussions with PortaPlay, it turned clear to us that co-producing and publishing this unique creation would permit us to broaden our portfolio with a sport complementary to our in-house productions, whereas remaining true to our DNA. We can convey to our companion with our know-how and our data of the market, in keeping with our communities’ expectations.”
PortPlay boss Hans von Knut Skovfoged teased that the studio’s new sport will tackle some heavy subject material.
“We really feel referred to as to work on video games with which means. Video games combining strong sport mechanics and storytelling–about people in disaster conditions tackling ethical dilemmas,” the chief stated. “This new partnership is thus an incredible alternative to us.”
Extra details about PortaPlay’s new sport will probably be introduced “quickly.”
Dontnod had two main releases in 2020, together with Tell Me Why and Twin Mirror. Sq. Enix owns the rights to Life is Unusual and lately introduced a brand new entry, True Colors, which is in growth at Deck 9.