Square Enix has purchased a 20 per cent stake in The Turing Test developer Bulkhead Interactive, which will see it continue to collaborate with the Derby-based studio on upcoming shooter Battalion 1944 and also start work on a new intellectual property. More information, according to the publisher, will be announced at a later date.

“It’s been a great experience working with the team at Square Enix,” said CEO Joe Brammer. “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.”