Square Enix acquires 20 percent stake of Bulkhead Interactive
One of our favorites Japanese video games companies (Square Enix) is it has become a 20% shareholder in Derby-based Bulkhead Interactive. Both companies will continue to collaborate on Battalion 1944 until the full launch in early 2019. Also Bulkhead Interactive is working on a new IP for Square.
Bulkhead Interactive has two studios in Phoenix Arizona and Munich Germany, both studios have developed notable games such as Batallion 1944 and The Turing Test. It’ll be interesting to see what kind of games will Bulkhead Interactive will develop under the guise of the Famed RPG Developer Square Enix. One thing is clear is that if Square decided to acquire 20% stake of Bulkhead Interactive, it means that there is a potential of interesting games coming out in the near future with the collaboration of both companies, only time will tell:
Bulkhead Interactive has previously collaborated with Square Enix on two games, The Turing Test published for PC in 2016 and Battalion 1944 released onto Early Access on Steam in February 2018 via the Collective label.
“I’m really excited that we’re taking this step to deepen our partnership with the team at Bulkhead,” said Phil Elliott, director of Indie Publishing at Square Enix, and head of the Collective programme. “From the first meeting we had back in 2015 it was clear to me that the team had a great deal of potential, and we’re really looking forward to helping them continue to unlock that in the years to come.”
Joe Brammer, CEO at Bulkhead Interactive, added: “It’s been a great experience working with Phil and the team at Square Enix – they’ve always been supportive, looking out for the interests of us as well as the games we’ve worked on, and this opportunity to build on that relationship is a great next step for the studio as we expand and search for new talent to join our team.”
Elliott will join the Bulkhead board of directors as the representative of Square Enix Ltd.
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