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Focus Home Interactive acquires The Surge dev Deck13

Focus Home now fully owns Deck13.

French publisher Focus Home Interactive has acquired German developer Deck13 for €7.1 million (~$7.9M). The deal gives Focus full control of the studio, and its various owned IPs.

Deck13 is, of course, the developer of The Surge games, and Lords of the Fallen. The team has been working with Focus since 2011, so the decision makes sense.

Deck13 has a staff count of over 60 developers, and has actually published a couple of games under its Spotlight label, such as Crosscode. The pair did not say what project they'll be working on next.

"We are very happy to welcome the team of Deck13 and look forward to working together to achieve our ambitious objectives. This acquisition marks a major milestone in our growth story and will strengthen our business model," said Jurgen Goeldner, chairman of the Focus board said.

"I am delighted to announce that Deck13 is now part of Focus Home Interactive. Our companies have been working together successfully since 2011, developing award winning brands such as The Surge. We are looking forward to leveraging the incredible capabilities of Focus Home Interactive to develop new successes," added Deck13 co-founder and managing director Jan Klose.

The pair's most recent collaboration was The Surge 2, which had a a decent critical reception when it released last year. Focus also published the original game.

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