20 April 2023
Focus Entertainment acquires the acclaimed UK-based Dovetail Games Group for their best-in-class expertise in IP development in simulation
Focus Entertainment announces the acquisition of 100% of Railsimulator.com, the parent company of Dovetail Games’ group (DTG), alongside senior management. This award-winning UK-based developer and publisher has become a definitive reference point for the train sim genre and has a strong track record for creating superb, immersive and authentic sim-experiences.
“We are extremely pleased to welcome the talented and passionate teams from Dovetail Games into the Focus Group”, says Sean Brennan, CEO of Focus Entertainment. “The studio and its IPs are a very good fit for us and a worthy complement to the Focus lineup and strategy, with unique, compelling and definitive sim games celebrated by players all around the world.”
Jon Rissik, CEO of Dovetail Games goes on: “From our first meeting with Sean and the talented team at Focus it was clear that we share much in common, most notably a deep-rooted passion for simulation gaming, a commitment to deliver engaging and rewarding experiences for our customers and an underlying set of values that both empower our people and support their career journey. As a business we are ambitious and we believe that Focus’ publishing and distribution power will amplify our own talents as a digital publisher, allowing us to grow in key markets such as North America with access to a wider network of resources and new monetization opportunities. I am extremely proud of the company and strong brands that we have built over the past 14 years and look forward to joining Focus Entertainment’s confederation of entrepreneurs.”