Focus Entertainment has acquired Railsimulator.com, the parent company of Dovetail Games which makes titles such as Train Sim World 3. The fee is not mentioned, and the news comes courtesy of the French firm’s financial report. The organisation used to publish the Farming Simulator series, before GIANTS grew to such a degree that it was able to sustain itself.
“Focus Entertainment today announced the acquisition of 100 percent of Railsimulator.com, the parent company of Dovetail Games’ group, a best-in-class gaming company in [the] simulation genre, alongside senior management,” the document explains. “For years, the United Kingdom-based studio has adopted a robust business model based on synergies between full game releases and a strong live service content strategy providing recurring revenue.”
The statement continues: “The integration of this award-winning developer and publisher (£15 million of revenues expected for the fiscal year ended 31st March, 2023) is a step forward in the strategy of Focus Entertainment and it is expected to be somewhat accretive in terms of percentage margin standpoint.”
Train Sim World 3 has continued to grow at an aggressive pace, adding an entirely new East Midlands-themed expansion pack earlier this week. It’s unlikely that Focus Entertainment will tamper with the team’s already extremely successful business model, but time will tell on that front.
On the same day that Epic Games announced they've bought the guys who made Horizon Chase Turbo specifically to make content for Fortnite.
Train Sim World 3 is great, hope this will make things even better!
@Dalejrfanfreak From what I've googled about Focus, they've got a few sims as a part of their back catalogue, which suggests they are experienced in that part of the market. So this makes for a natural getting together of two studios. Consolidation isn't necessarily a bad thing if it's a net positive for everyone, including the gamers.
Focus are great in these type of Games..This news is a step in the right direction.
Lovely. The makers of the bug-ridden SnowRunner buy the makers of the bug-ridden Train Sim World. Match made in heaven... what could possibly go wrong?
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