Today Square Enix has announced that it has taken a 20% stake in indie game developer Bulkhead Interactive.
Square Enix and Bulkhead have collaborated previously on The Turing Test and Battalion 1944.
“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.”
Via – Square Enix
Square Enix’s Phil Elliott will be joining the Bulkhead Interactive board of directors as the representative of Square Enix.
It will be interesting to see what this deeper connection will result in creating but given their previous collaborations, it will likely be a delight to see.