Focus Dotemu Acquisition Could Make Early 3D Remakes Possible

Dotemu, the team behind Streets of Rage 4 and the upcoming Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge, has been acquired by Focus Home Interactive, according to a recent press release. The company’s announcement has also suggested that new remakes and remasters of early 3D games could be made possible as a result.

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Credit: Focus/Dotemu

Known for its excellent retro-inspired titles, Dotemu has become synonymous with robust 2D platforming experiences. Focus Home Interactive says this is something that the company will be able to harness in the future:

As the video game industry continues to evolve, a significant portion of the market is turning to retro gaming. Today, nostalgic gamers and hardcore fans alike and snatching up re-releases of old home consoles, as well as adaptations of old games and mythical titles that benefit from the comfort of today’s technologies. Dotemu has become an expert in this field and has already developed and re-released legendary franchises such as Final Fantasy, Double Dragon and, most recently, Streets of Rage 4,”

Early 3D aspirations

Dotemu’s CEO, Cyrille Imbert, has also stated that “joining the Focus Home Interactive Group was an obvious choice for Dotemu”. Imbert also added that the merger would help make remakes of “first-generation 3D” console games possible. Could this mean we’re about to get some classic PlayStation, Nintendo 64 and SEGA Saturn remakes? Personally, I’d love to see Dotemu handle a stylised revamp of Croc: Legend of the Gobbos!

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Credit: Fox Interactive

Here’s hoping Focus’ acquisition of Dotemu benefits both parties long into the future. While the French studio has perfected the art of the modern 2D retro aesthetic, perhaps it’ll be able to breathe some life into the early 3D titles that we all know and love.

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Featured Image Credit: Focus/Dotemu