PARIS, FRANCE: Focus Home Interactive announced the acquisition of video game developer Leikir Studio.
Based in Paris and made up of around twenty passionate creators, Leikir Studio thus becomes the 5th development studio to integrate with Focus.
The Group is also strengthening through the recruitment of four new talents who will come to occupy strategic positions.
With the acquisition of Leikir Studio, Focus has several new production lines with various art directions – stylized 3D, pixel-art and 2D. After having developed several PC and console titles acclaimed by the press and players, LEIKIR STUDIO is currently working on the game Metal Slug Tactics.
Due to release in 2022, the game is a highly promising and anticipated title, based on the legendary license from Japanese publisher SNK. As a partner of Leikir Studio and subsidiary of the Focus Group, Dotemu will be responsible for publishing the game.
In addition to its ability to produce quality titles with unique gameplay, Leikir Studio also has significant technical know-how, something its founding President Aurélien Loos has aimed to nurture from the beginning.
“We are happy to join the Focus Group because it is an important step for the growth of our studio. This acquisition validates our multi-production strategy and will allow us to reach new qualitative and creative heights. This is a great recognition for the work accomplished by our teams over the past several years.” declares Aurélien Loos, President and founder of Leikir Studio.
“Following Deck13, StreumOn, Dotemu and Douze-Dixièmes, it is with great pleasure that we welcome a fifth studio to the Focus Group,” says Christophe Nobileau, President of Focus Home Interactive. “We are constantly looking for new talents capable of growing and supporting the ambitions of our Group, and Leikir Studio, headed by Aurélien Loos, is a choice acquisition to achieve this objective.”
FOCUS HOME INTERACTIVE is one of Europe’s leading video game publishers and developers. Its vocation is to support leading international studios in the development, production monitoring, marketing, sales and financing of their projects.