Announced via press release, Wargaming (World of Tanks) has confirmed that it has acquired and will take full ownership of Gas Powered Games of recent Kickstarter-based fame. The company has announced that with the purchase comes “a contingent of veteran developers, including CEO and company founder Chris Taylor.”
This acquisition follows Wargaming’s recent purchase of Chicago-based Day 1 Studios and MMO middleware provider Big World, which was said to “further bolster Wargaming’s push into multiplatform expansion”.
“Gas Powered Games’ heritage and development pedigree shows us just how valuable an addition Chris and his company will make to the Wargaming family,” said Victor Kislyi, CEO of Wargaming. “Gas Powered Games has a long track record of providing incredibly engaging AAA gaming experiences and we can’t wait to start working with them.”
“Wargaming growth in recent years has been tremendous, and we’re looking forward to joining one of the fastest growing gaming companies in the world,” added Chris Taylor, CEO of Gas Powered Games. “I’m sure our experience and expertise will help us contribute even more to Wargaming’s global success.”
This acquisition follows the news earlier this week of Gas Powered Games’ Wildman Kickstarter being cancelled, reportedly so the studio could focus their “attention on other ways to keep Gas Powered Games running.”
Report filed by Thomas Coutts