• Koch Media has released a statement regarding their recent acquisition of Saints Row and Metro from THQ.  They revealed that they have secured the intellectual property rights for two of the most popular and successful THQ franchises as well as Chicago-based development studio, Volition.

    Deep Silver, Koch Media’s publishing powerhouse, will lead all further development and marketing on the Saints Row and Metro franchises, each of which boasts 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.”

    Koch has said they will reveal their plans for each franchise in the coming months.  One has to be concerned with how the digital versions of these titles will be handled.  Will the Saints Row and Metro titles be yanked off of digital platforms such as Xbox Live and the PlayStation Network?  Or will everything remain the same?  What do you think will happen?  Tell us in the comments below.

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