Focus Home Interactive Announces Collaboration with Asobo Studio for The Plague
January 5th, 2016 - Paris-based video game publisher Focus Home Interactive is pleased to announce its collaboration with French studio Asobo for the development of action-adventure game The Plague.
Planned for PC and consoles, The Plague will be unveiled at the beginning of February to international video game press at What's Next de Focus, the Paris event showcasing games currently in production at Focus.
"Collaborating with Focus Home Interactive on a new, original creation of our team is a major step in the development of our studio," says Sebastian Wloch, CEO of Asobo. For this ambitious project, we needed the full support of a strong and growing publisher. The Focus team, through their professionalism, enthusiasm and openness, have naturally established themselves as the ideal partners to bring the experience we wish to offer to players. "
"It is a great pride for Focus to accompany Asobo on an original creation of the studio," says Cdric Lagarrigue, president of Focus Home Interactive. This new signature confirms our results and know-how on the support of talented independent studios such as Dontnod, Deck13, Giants Software, Cyanide, New World Interactive and Larian on increasingly ambitious projects worldwide. There is a real upscaling of our catalog and The Plague will undoubtedly be one of the highlights of the next years of Focus.
The Plague is currently finishing pre-production, and will be presented through a first version of the game at What's Next de Focus on February 1st and 2nd in Paris.
More info and visuals are planned in February. In the meantime, discover the first piece of concept art from pre-production of The Plague.
About Asobo Studio
Asobo Studio is a French video game development company based in Bordeaux, France, founded in 2002 and 100% independent. The studio has developed 17 video games so far for both consoles and PC (Pixar™'s Ratatouille, critically acclaimed Guinness World Record winner FUEL, Monopoly Plus) and recently brought support to AAA development (Quantum Break, ReCore). Asobo Studio includes some of the most prestigious worldwide publishers among its partners such as Disney's Pixar, Codemasters, Ubisoft, Microsoft, Focus Home Interactive. The team also created 3 out of the 7 launch titles for Microsoft HoloLens Development Edition: our holographic games and application (Fragments, Young Conker & HoloTour) are now available on the Windows store for all HoloLens owners. The studio currently employs about 110 full-time developers. In continuation of the creative partnership with Microsoft, Asobo Studio is also working on original video game IPs, as well as other unannounced projects. Holoforge interactive is the brand new holographic computing division of Asobo Studio, creating holographic applications for industry & services. More information on the website: http://www.asobostudio.com
About Focus Home Interactive
Focus Home Interactive is a French publisher based in Paris, France. Known for the quality, diversity and originality of its catalogue, Focus has published and distributed original titles that have become benchmark titles worldwide, available both in store and for download across the world. Focus publishes games on all major platforms, consoles and PC. The publisher's catalogue will get even richer the coming months and years with eagerly awaited games such as Vampyr, The Surge, Styx: Shards of Darkness, Call of Cthulhu, Insurgency: Sandstorm, and many more.
More information on the website: http://www.focus-home.com