"We’re confident that Maximum Games will strongly establish the Soedesco brand in the UK and Ireland"

Maximum Games teams with Soedesco to become the company’s UK and Irish distributor

Maximum Games has announced an exclusive distribution partnership with Dutch publisher Soedesco to become the company’s UK and Irish distributor.

Titles under the agreement include the 8-Bit franchise – 8-Bit Armies, 8-Bit Hordes and 8-Bit Invaders – film noir horror game Dollhouse, futuristic racer Xenon Racer, survival horror Monstrum, and console truck simulator, Truck Driver.

"We are delighted to be representing Soedesco in the UK market where our widespread reach will ensure their products get great coverage and support from retail," said Steve Powell, managing director of Maximum Games UK. "Their line-up goes from strength to strength and we very much look forward to presenting their range to our channel partners."

"The last few years our line-up has grown significantly in both quality and quantity. We’re confident that Maximum Games’ experience in both publishing and distribution together with our 2019 line-up, will strongly establish the Soedesco brand in the UK and Ireland," said Jack Chauthi, managing director of Soedesco.

The first Soedesco titles to be distributed by Maximum in the UK will be medieval fantasy RTS 8-Bit Hordes and sci-fi RTS game 8-Bit Invaders in February 2019.

As some companies come together, others are parting ways. Last week, Bungie split with Activision Blizzard eight years into a ten-year partnership. The separation sees Bungie assume "full publishing rights and responsibilities for the Destiny franchise", while Activision "will increase its focus on owned IP and other projects".

"We know self-publishing won’t be easy; there’s still much for us to learn as we grow as an independent, global studio, but we see unbounded opportunities and potential in Destiny," Bungie said via a statement. "We know that new adventures await us all on new worlds filled with mystery, adventure, and hope. We hope you’ll join us there."

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