Nine Dots moving into third-party publishing

Nine Dots moving into third-party publishing

Outward developer Nine Dots is moving into third-party publishing.

As reported by GamesBeat, the company is using the experience it learnt self-publishing the aforementioned open world RPG to help out other games studios. Nine Dots is looking to work with with developers creating PC and console titles.

“My previous experiences as a developer working with publishers made it clear that such relationships were much more painful and difficult than they needed to be,” Nine Dots Guillaume Boucher-Vidal said.

“I started Nine Dots to prove that we could make games in a way that was more respectful to developers and to the audience, without compromising on productivity or quality. Now, it’s a natural next step to extend this vision of respect from the position of a publisher. I believe in creating value, rather than extracting it. This mindset will guide our decisions in business just like it did in game development. That is a promise.”

In a statement, Nine Dots COO and exec producer Natasha Collin added: “We’re not just publishing games; we’re helping amazing experiences to be shared with a greater audience. We partner with studios that share our vision, studios with unique voices and games that ignite passion. We’ll leverage our experience, network, and unwavering dedication to ethical practices to ensure their dreams reach the players they deserve, treating their production like ours in regards to care and investment.”

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