Focus Home Interactive is reporting a hefty 135% second quarter revenue increase over this time last year. After putting out five games in 2019, the French publisher puts the success down to action-RPG Greedfall, as well as The Surge 2.
In a quarterly report issued by the company (courtesy of PCGamesInsider), it’s stated that a good first quarter created a “positive momentum” that was carried by Greedfall in the second. “This record performance demonstrates our ability to leverage the know-how and talent of our teams with that of our partner studios,” Jurgen Goelder, Chairman of the Management Board of Focus, said. “We will continue to work hard with the commitment of pursuing our growth journey.”
Greedfall is said to have had a “stunning start” that outdid expectations, with The Surge 2 launching in the last week of the quarter giving another boost. Although digital sales were up to 84% on last year’s 65% for the last six months overall, digital and international sales provided the lion’s share of the income in quarter two to the same proportion as last year.
World War Z and A Plague Tale: Innocence were also name-checked for their contributions, the latter of which we very much enjoyed, as was a number of Focus’ back catalogue. The likes of Farming Simulator, Vampyr, and Insurgency: Sandstorm remain solid earners, year in and year out.
Speaking on the accelerated growth, COO John Bert added that the company was expecting a strong year, but not this strong. “We anticipated that 2019/20 would be a front-end loaded year and we are very satisfied with our performance during the first half of the year,” He said. “Even if we do not expect such an exceptional growth rate in the second half of the year, these good results demonstrate our ability to change scale, hence the confirmation of our 2021/2022 revenue targets.”