Focus Home Interactive, French video game publisher and developer, has through a press release confirmed their expansion into Montreal, Canada through it’s subsidiary Deck13.

Deck13 is a German video game studio best known for their action role-playing game series The Surge. The studio was acquired by Focus Home Interactive in a €7.1 million deal last year following a €13 million net profit attained by the parent company during the fiscal year of 2020.

Through the same, the French video-game corporation is looking to open a subsidiary in Canada. It has been named Deck13 Studio Montreal. Deck13 is reportedly working on a yet unrevealed ambitious project which is scheduled to release in 2022.

“Montreal is a great breeding ground for creative talent and a catalyst for technological innovation,” said Mathias Reichert, Managing Director of Deck13. “Opening a subsidiary in Canada is a logical continuation in the history and internal development of our studio. Deck13 Studio Montreal will allow us to strengthen our knowledge and integrate new visions, cultures and know-how that will undoubtedly take the studio to the next level.”

“The creation of a Focus Home Interactive Group studio in Canada is a key step in our desire to develop the Focus brand while supporting our studios and partners in their growth and ambitions. We are delighted that this step has been taken via the Deck13 studio, a historical partner and now an integral part of our ambitious project. This subsidiary is the symbol of our desire to integrate new talents and skills, and demonstrates our exacting standards and our determination to always seek quality and innovation that will allow us  to offer unique gaming experiences to players,” declared Christophe Nobileau, Chairman of the Management Board of Focus Home Interactive.

Some of the projects that Deck13 worked on previously are The Surge 1 & 2, Lord of the Fallen and Resolutiion.