Focus Home Interactive just acquired Deck 13, the studio responsible for the soulslike series The Surge. Focus Home has worked with Deck 13 as the publisher for both The Surge and The Surge 2, while publishing many other titles like Farming Simulator, SnowRunner, Vampyr, Greedfall, A Plague Tale and more.
Focus Home acquired Deck 13’s staff of 60, as well is their intellectual property as well as Deck 13’s indie publishing sideline. The deal cost just shy of $US 8 million.
Jürgen Goeldner, chairman of the Focus Home management board said: “We are very happy to welcome the team of Deck13 and look forward to working together to achieve our ambitious objectives. This acquisition marks a major milestone in our growth story and will strengthen our business model. This acquisition will be financed by the drawing down of the new bank financing of €46 million which will also support our other future developments”.
It will be interesting to see what Focus Home does with Deck 13. Will we get a sequel, or something completely new?