This announcement comes after statements final yr 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, desiring to be “as independent as possible” sooner or later.
In a press release, Dontnod head of publishing Xavier Spinat indicated that this was on no account the top to inside improvement at Dontnod:
“As a publisher, we want to offer players experiences that are both accessible to the wider audience, while setting the bar high regarding themes and quality of design,” he mentioned. “From our first discussions with PortaPlay, it became clear to us that co-producing and publishing this original creation would allow us to expand our portfolio with a game complementary to our in-house productions, while remaining true to our DNA.”
Dontnod most lately launched two of its personal video games final yr: Twin Mirror and Inform Me Why. Our evaluation referred to as the previous a “frustratingly uneven adventure,” however Inform Me Why informed “a good story in a charming world” and obtained praised for its fundamental character Tyler, the primary playable transgender online game hero from a significant studio.
It’s unknown what Dontnod is likely to be engaged on subsequent itself. Earlier this yr, Tencent bought a minority stake within 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 palms of Deck 9 for the following entry, True Colours.
Rebekah Valentine is a information reporter for IGN. Yow will discover her on Twitter @duckvalentine.