Vampyr, the 2018 game starring a doctor who turns into a vampire and struggles with his new bloodthirst, is a commercial success, it seems. Developer Dontnod Entertainment announced today that the game has sold more than 1 million copies since release. The game was published by Focus Home Interactive, and the two companies are now renewing their publishing deal.
Terms of the renewal were not disclosed, but Dontnod said in a press release that the «new co-production promises to be one of the most ambitious in the history of the publisher and the studio.»
Focus Home COO John Bert said the publisher has been «delighted» to work with Dontnod, going to to tease that the developer’s new game is «intended to be among the most ambitious» in the history of both Focus Home and Dontnod.
Dontnod CEO Oskar Guilbert said in his own statement that Focus Home is an «ideal partner» for their new game thanks in part to Focus Home’s expertise in the areas of marketing, digital distribution, and other factors. «Vampyr is a great success and we are very happy to develop this partnership with this exciting new project,» Guilbert said.
Vampyr is currently available on PS4, Xbox One, and PC. It’s free on Xbox One for Xbox Game Pass subscribers. The game is also reportedly coming to Nintendo Switch, but a release date hasn’t been announced.
Based in France, Dontnod was founded in 2008, and its first title was 2013’s Remember Me, which was published by Capcom. The studio went on to create the Life is Strange series with Square Enix, including the spin-off The Awesome Adventures of Captain Spirit. In addition to Life Is Strange 2, the developer is working on another episodic game, Twin Mirror, which is going to be published by Bandai Namco. The studio is independent, which allows it to choose a publishing partner.