Vampyr Sold More Than a Million Copies; Focus Home and DONTNOD Are Renewing Their Partnership
Focus Home Interactive and DONTNOD have issued a fresh press release this morning, where they announced that the action RPG Vampyr sold more than a million copies to date.
They also revealed to be working on a new co-production, one they promise will be among the most ambitious ever made by the developer and publisher.
John Bert, COO of Focus Home Interactive, said in a statement:
We are delighted to continue the adventure with the team at Dontnod who have already amply demonstrated their talents to create rich universes, enhanced by a masterful narrative and unique artistic direction. We are proud to once again allow the talent of the studio to express itself on this new project which is intended to be among the most ambitious in the history of Focus and Dontnod.
Dontnod CEO Oskar Guilbert added:
We are excited to be strengthening our successful relationship with Focus Home Interactive. Their proven and effective marketing, their ability to address new digital distribution channels, their experienced teams and the convergence of our editorial visions makes Focus an ideal partner for our new game. Vampyr is a great success and we are very happy to develop this partnership with this exciting new project.
It doesn’t sound like this will be a sequel to Vampyr, which is unfortunate as Rosh pointed out the many qualities of the game in our review.
Vampyr isn’t without flaws, but I had a lot of fun with it. While the dialogue system feels like an unexpected misstep, the combat, setting and story all make up for that stumble. Stalking through London and inciting fear into the hearts of the overconfident hunters felt fantastic. The spooky setting is filled with short but juicy stories worth finding, places worth exploring and detail worth appreciating. With a more interesting dialogue system, it would have been marvelous. As it stands, overlooking the occasional visual bugs and graphical lapses, Vampyr is still great fun, but like all undead, you’ll have to take the negatives with the positives.
Additionally, a TV show based on Vampyr should be in the works, though we haven’t heard any news about it in quite some time.