On Tuesday, April 20th, Focus Home Interactive, a video game developer, publisher, and distributor based in Paris, France, announced the acquisition of Streum On Studio, a longtime partner of theirs. This acquisition was conducted in an effort to accelerate the company's development and put Focus Home Interactive more firmly on the map.
Streum On Studio was the game developer responsible for such titles as Space Hulk: Deathwing and the upcoming title Necromunda: Hired Gun, both inspired by Games Workshop's Warhammer 40,000 property. The latter game is due to be released on Saturday, June 1st of this year.
On the topic of the acquisition, Christophe Nobileau, president of Focus, had this to say:
We are delighted to welcome Streum On Studio to the federation of talents we are building around Focus. This acquisition once again demonstrates our desire to create a strong, integrated group, by attracting new skills capable of taking our Group to a new level and to partner with the best talents. Streum On, with whom we wish to develop production capacities in terms of quality and quantity, has demonstrated its know-how in the development of shooting games which have been acclaimed by the press and players. We are convinced that the teams, supported by Focus' expertise, will actively contribute to the Group's growth.
Meanwhile, Pierrick Le Nestour, President of Streum On Studio, concurred with Nobileau's statement with one of his own:
We are very happy to now be part of the Focus Home Interactive group. We share a common vision and our collaboration has always been very successful and fruitful. Our ambition is to offer players ever more ambitious and spectacular titles, and we know that Focus is the ideal partner to achieve our ambitions and for our games to be commercially successful.
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