Deep Silver parent company Koch Media is quite excited about the recent acquisitions of both Saints Row and Metro during the THQ bankruptcy auction.
In addition to snagging the aforementioned franchises, the company also purchased Saints Row developer Volition. According to Gamespot, executives believe both series have a “bright future” with the folks at Deep Silver.
Koch Media said in a statement:
“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.”
Although the company announced the purchase of Saints Row, Metro, and Volition, it’s currently unknown what Koch Media and Deep Silver have in store for both franchises. Saints Row 4 is reportedly in production, while Metro: Last Light was supposed to hit shelves late last year.
Computer and Video Games reports that plans for both series will be announced at some point in the very near future. The company said it intends to focus all “further development and marketing on the ‘Saints Row’ and ‘Metro’ franchises.”
Koch Media GmbH CEO Dr. Klemens Kundratitz explained:
“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.”
Koch Media wasn’t the only entity that made off with several titles previously released by THQ. Crytek managed to snatch up rights to the Homefront series, while Ubisoft has agreed to pay good money for the rights to South Park.
What do you think about THQ’s recent bankruptcy auction? Are you glad Deep Silver and Koch Media acquired the rights to Saints Row and Metro?