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Koch Media responds to Saints Row, Metro, and Volition acquisition

GameZone writes, "Koch Media has formally announced the acquisition of intellectual property rights for Metro and Saints Row -- two of THQ's most beloved and successful franchises. Koch Media, the owner of Dead Island publisher Deep Silver, also acquired Volition, the Chicago-based studio responsible for the development of Saints Row and Red Faction. As part of the announcement, the company confirmed that Deep Silver will lead "all further development and marketing" on the Saints Row and Metro franchises."

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majiebeast1409d ago

Really dont know about them the games they have published so far have been mediocre at best including dead island.

NYC_Gamer1409d ago

I just hope they play the publisher role and don't get in the way of development of Metro & Saints Row games

FarCryLover1821409d ago

This is true, but Dead Island is pretty good though. All publishers have to start somewhere and that means publishing anything that they can regardless of the quality.

By purchasing Volition and Metro, this shows that they want to start publishing quality titles. These games could bring in an influx of revenue for the company and could allow them to create new studios, publish more things, etc. Just by outbidding Ubisoft by over 15 million shows that they are devoted.

Double_Oh_Snap1409d ago (Edited 1409d ago )

"As part of the announcement, the company confirmed that Deep Silver will lead "all further development and marketing" on the Saints Row and Metro franchises. As a fan of those franchises, this worries me -- especially on the heels of the recent Dead Island Riptide Zombie Bait debacle which saw a bloodied, limbless female torso as a collectible bonus. I can only imagine -- and shudder -- with an idea of what they might have in store for Saints Row 4."

"Koch Media and Deep Silver will detail future plans for reach franchise "in the coming months." Until then, we hold our breath and anxiously await. The rest of THQ's assets have been auctioned off and purchased be other companies, which you can learn more about here."

Wait what? Does this mean no Metro in march?

palaeomerus1409d ago

Well in fairness to Deep Silver's marketing sins, THQ already kind of went 'giant purple dildo bat' and 'evil kitty cat's underground snuff cable-access tv show' with the marketing of Saint's Row and the name of the proposed stand alone expansion was Enter the Dominatrix. THQ was no paragon of good marketing taste.

Riderz13371409d ago (Edited 1409d ago )

Their response: "F*ck yeah moneys going to start rolling in".

Off Topic - Dead Island sucked.

Edit - Lol @ the quote in the article - "Deep Silver is perfectly positioned to lead these brands...straight into the ground".

Yeah I added the last little bit but that's what came into my mind when I read it LOL.

FarCryLover1821409d ago

What are you talking about? "Straight into the ground???"

Riderz13371409d ago

Meaning they will kill the series...I added it as a joke, I even said I added it.

BigStef711409d ago

If they make Volition make the next saints row awesome like SR2 was then in my opinion this purchase will be a huge success. The third was the massive disappointment. SR is one of my favorite series of all time and the third was my most anticipated game ever at that particular moment. It was such a huge letdown. The craziness of the game got bland and repetitive pretty quickly. All I want is for Volition to go back to franchises roots by actually having a somewhat serious story

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