Koch Media/Deep Silver Acquire ‘Saints Row’ and ‘Metro’

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Koch Media announced today that it has secured the intellectual property rights to two of the most popular and successful THQ franchises, Saints Row and Metro.  In addition to that, Koch Media has also acquired Volition, a Chicago-based development studio responsible for IPs like Saints Row and Red Faction.  Deep Silver, Koch Media’s international publishing powerhouse will lead all further development and marketing on the Saints Row and Metro franchises.  THQ will continue to liquidate its assets in closed auctions this week.

Dr. Klemens Kundratitz, CEO of Koch Media, had this to say about the acquisition:

“Koch Media welcomes the addition of these magnificent franchises to the Koch Media family of entertainment properties.  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.”
COO of Deep Silver, Geoff Mulligan also chimed in:

“These franchises hold a special place in the hearts and minds of anyone who loves exceptional video games.  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.”

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