Rather a lot to look ahead to from Dontnod… even when it’s not Life is Strange
Over the previous few years, the Life is Strange sequence has develop into some of the recognizable in gaming. Their releases have no less than intrigued me each time I see a trailer, so I all the time look ahead to testing Dontnod games after they drop. It appears to be like like I’m going to have my fingers full over the following few years then, as a result of Dontnod has introduced that they need to release eight new games by 2025, two of which they’ve already introduced. They plan to publish two new titles — one from Danish studio PortaPlay known as Gerda: A Flame in Winter, and one from Studio Tolima, in addition to six of their very own authentic in-house initiatives.
There are a number of rumors circulating as to what Dontnod Entertainment is likely to be engaged on subsequent. For instance, the studio hasn’t expanded a lot into the motion RPG style, so there’s an opportunity that that’s one thing they’d be occupied with exploring quickly. They additionally mentioned final yr that Life is Strange is not part of their technique in the meanwhile, as they need to deal with new IPs, so who is aware of what they is likely to be cooking up.
Of course, they’ve actually found out their tackle the narrative journey slice of the games trade, so I believe it’s protected to assume that they’ll proceed to discover launches in that style as effectively, if not instantly, then sooner or later.
While Dontnod is finest identified for the inception of the Life is Strange sequence (two of the primary sequence entries, Life is Strange: Before the Storm and Life is Strange: True Colors, had been developed by their sister studio, Deck Nine), their catalogue additionally contains another, lesser-known titles.
Their debut title Remember Me did reasonably effectively when it was launched again in 2013. Their 2018 title Vampyr was a breakout hit when it was the Epic Games Store’s free game of the day after its release, garnering 8 million free downloads, and making it “the studio’s biggest financial success to date alongside Life is Strange 1,” in accordance to Dontnod’s 2021 business review.
There’s no telling which path they’re going to take the studio in subsequent, however no matter they do, I’m excited to give it a shot.