Focus Entertainment Will Acquire Dovetail Games

Dovetail games is developer of simulator titles, such as the Train Simulator franchise.

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  • Dovetail Games has been acquired by Focus Entertainment for an undisclosed sum.
  • Dovetail is the developer of the Train Simulator franchise.
  • Focus Entertainment has made a number of acquisitions in recent years. 

Focus Entertainment has acquired British-based Dovetail Games, a studio well-known for its simulator games. The French publisher announced the acquisition in a press release. Focus now owns all of Dovetail games, including the Train Simulator IP. Focus was interested in Dovetail’s experience in developing simulator-like experiences. 

We are extremely pleased to welcome the talented and passionate teams from Dovetail Games into the Focus Group”, says Sean Brennan, CEO of Focus Entertainment. “The studio and its IPs are a very good fit for us and a worthy complement to the Focus lineup and strategy, with unique, compelling and definitive sim games celebrated by players all around the world.” 

Dovetail CEO also spoke of the acquisition:

From our first meeting with Sean and the talented team at Focus it was clear that we share much in common, most notably a deep-rooted passion for simulation gaming, a commitment to deliver engaging and rewarding experiences for our customers and an underlying set of values that both empower our people and support their career journey. As a business we are ambitious and we believe that Focus’ publishing and distribution power will amplify our own talents as a digital publisher, allowing us to grow in key markets such as North America with access to a wider network of resources and new monetization opportunities. I am extremely proud of the company and strong brands that we have built over the past 14 years and look forward to joining Focus Entertainment’s confederation of entrepreneurs.” – Jon Rissik, CEO, Dovetail Games

Focus Entertainment, publisher of games such as Atomic Heart, Space Marine II, Evil West, and A Plague Tale Requiem, has made numerous acquisitions in the previous years. The publisher has made at least five acquisitions in the last couple of years, including Dotemu, Leikir Studio Streum on Studio, and Deck 13, among others. 

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Matthew Toledo

Matt is a student from the US. He is an avid gamer and is interested in the intersection of the gaming industry and finance. He is a fan of Halo, Mass Effect, and Star Wars and anything Sci-fi.

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