Dontnod teams up with new studio, announces Battlecrew Space Pirates - Steam Page

Our friends from Dontnod Eleven announce Battlecrew Space Pirates!

Dontnod Eleven, formerly known as Hesaw, is an independent video game studio, recently renamed following a growing collaboration with Dontnod Entertainment with the purpose of sharing knowledge, expertise and resources in the years to come.

We’re happy to share with you the first details of their debut project: Battlecrew Space Pirates! It’s a competitive multiplayer shooter, with a high-paced gameplay, both accessible and deep. The game takes place in an original and iconic Space Pirates universe, where players control charismatic heroes that cooperate or compete for the most precious treasures of the galaxy. Battlecrew Space Pirates includes innovative in-game community features, events and challenges.

Oskar Guilbert, CEO of Dontnod Entertainment, commented:

“We are very excited about the announcement of Dontnod Eleven and its game: Battlecrew Space Pirates. The goal of our collaboration is to help those talented independent developers and benefit from their know-how. They’ve been working on this game for about a year and we’re happy to help them achieve their goal of releasing this fun, exciting and innovative gaming experience.”

Battlecrew Space Pirates, will be launching soon on Steam Early Access. The Early Access release will give gamers the opportunity to experience a major part of the game prior to release and provide invaluable feedback to the small team of Dontnod Eleven.

We’re very excited for them and we wish Dontnod Eleven the success they deserve with Battlecrew Space Pirates coming soon to Steam Early Access!


Battlecrew Space Pirates is a competitive multiplayer shooter set in a packed and evolving universe.

You play as the coolest and most charismatic pirates in the galaxy! Each character has unique attack, defense, and movement attributes: it's up to you to find the one that suits you best!

Lead your team into intense and epic battles! Take on enemy teams that are just as classy and bloodthirsty as yours! Steal as much of their gold as you can, turn them into space dust, and become the most feared and respected pirate in the four corners of the galaxy!

Between battles, dock at Tortuga, a space station that has become the lair and meeting-place of the worst buccaneers in the Milky Way! Find new team members or invite your friends to play, check the online scores, and take part in the ongoing community challenges…

Battlecrew is more than just a shoot 'em up - it's alive! Players can unlock characters, environments, and game modes by winning regularly-updated community challenges!

Lift off and join in on the wildest galactic adventure for light years around!


Fast and addictive gameplay designed for competition: in Battlecrew, games are based on skill and cooperation with up to 8 players!

A richly-colored cast of cool and charismatic pirates! 4 character classes, each with different playing style!

Tortuga, the game community’ hub, is where pirates live and meet, check the game statistics and leaderboard, customize their avatar, check the community challenges, and launch games.

Pirate Bounties: Battlecrew regularly challenges the community! Maps, new characters, skins, taunts, game modes… All the unlockable content makes Battlecrew a packed and evolving universe!

2 game modes to start out: Gold Rush, where you and your team have to collect as much gold as possible to win, and the classic Team Death Match where you have to vaporize as many of the enemy pirates as you can to claim victory!