New World Interactive and Focus Home Interactive have entered a new partnership to develop Insurgency: Sandstorm from the ground up in Unreal Engine 4 for the Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC.
New World Interactive hopes to expand on the Insurgency universe with Insurgency: Sandstorm, having already sold more than 2.3 million copies on PC.
“We are very excited about working with Focus on Insurgency: Sandstorm. We believe there’s a great opportunity for Insurgency on next-gen consoles and that aligning with a strong publisher will allow us to best leverage this. Considering our background, it was not easy finding a publisher we felt compatible with. We decided to work with Focus because they understand our game and they believe in our vision. In addition, they bring a wealth of knowledge when it comes to shipping console games and marketing to that audience.” said Jeremy Blum, Founder and Game Director of New World Interactive.
“We are very proud to partner with American studio New World Interactive. Insurgency is one of the most praised and played First Person Shooters on PC. We are excited to support NWI in this new adventure, and we will do everything we can to make Insurgency: Sandstorm a hit on consoles and PC in 2017.” added Cédric Lagarrigue, President of Focus Home Interactive.
Insurgency: Sandstorm is set in the Middle East and contains team-based action, first-person gunplay with a story mode, multiplayer and cooperative gameplay.