Dotnod Entertainment, developer of the critically divisive Remember Me seems to be in a spot of trouble. Despite the company’s CEO Oskar Guilbert telling Games Industry International that its financial woes are a thing of the past, there are still plenty of signs that this French company is having a tough time paying the bills. The company has been placed in “Judicial Reorganisation” which (after some frantic Google research) appears to be the French version of receivership, basically financial life support in the hope that something comes along to resolve the situation.
Luckily it seems that something may have just arrived at the perfect time. Guilbert seems upbeat about the company’s future with a current contract being negotiated and a round of cost cutting just taking effect. “We are also in close negotiations with one big partner; I cannot of course announce the name and say that but we are in very close negotiations for our next project with one of the top publishers” stated Guilbert so hopefully things are on the up and up.
If Dotnod survives, it may also want to make sure Sony is on its Christmas card list. Remember Me, while initially considered a failure has since gone on to some success, thanks in large part to its inclusion in the PlayStation Plus program. This sort of exposure to a brand new IP has been a blessing for Dontnod and it can only help with brand recognition in its future endeavours. It could be that giving its game away will be the thing that makes it the most money. Who would have thought?