This morning, Square Enix announced that they had officially bought a stake in Bulkhead Interactive, a developer they’ve been working with over the past couple of years. The two primarily collaborated on Battalion 1944 as well as The Turing Test, now it looks like they want to bring the company in closer to the fold for future projects. Here are a couple quotes from this morning’s press release.
“I’m really excited that we’re taking this step to deepen our partnership with the team at Bulkhead,” said Phil Elliott, director of Indie Publishing at Square Enix, and head of the Collective programme. “From the first meeting we had back in 2015 it was clear to me that the team had a great deal of potential, and we’re really looking forward to helping them continue to unlock that in the years to come.”
Joe Brammer, CEO at Bulkhead Interactive, added: “It’s been a great experience working with Phil and the team at Square Enix – 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.”