Koch Media has secured the intellectual property rights for two of the most popular and successful THQ franchises, Metro and Saints Row, as well as Illinois-based development studio, Volition, as THQ continues to liquidate its assets in closed auctions this week.
Deep Silver, Koch Media’s international publishing powerhouse, will lead all further development and marketing on the Saints Row and Metro franchises, each of which boast millions of units sold worldwide and vast, dedicated fan bases.
“Koch Media welcomes the addition of these magnificent franchises to the Koch Media family of entertainment properties.”, said Dr. Klemens Kundratitz, CEO of Koch Media GmbH. “With more than 200 games on notable platforms globally, and its proven success creating renowned franchises like Dead Island, Deep Silver is perfectly positioned to lead these brands into the next generation of interactive entertainment for fans around the world.”
“These franchises hold a special place in the hearts and minds of anyone who loves exceptional video games,” said Geoff Mulligan, COO of Deep Silver, Inc. “We’re thrilled to usher in a new era for these franchises and are proud to welcome the visionaries and talented forces at Volition on board.”
“Deep Silver already has a track record for out-of-the-ordinary games, including the immensely successful Dead Island brand. Both the Saints Row and the Metro franchises perfectly fit into our future lineup and strategy. We’re really excited to lead these well-respected licenses into a bright new future.”, said Menno van der Bil, International Commercial Director, Deep Silver “We also welcome the legendary development studio Volition to the Koch Media/Deep Silver group!”
Koch Media and Deep Silver will roll out future plans for each franchise in the coming months.