Gas Powered Games Saved by Wargaming

Published on February 14th, 2013

The makers of World of Tanks snaps up studio behind Dungeon Siege and Supreme Commander.

Gas Powered Games Saved by Wargaming

needs to make another robot-laden RTS, they just have to!

The ongoing turmoil surrounding Gas Powered Games continued survival ended today as the MMO developer and publisher Wargaming confirmed that they have snapped up Chris Taylor’s studio for an unspecified amount.

The makers of World of Tanks has been very active in the acquisition stakes recently, gobbling up Day 1 Studios and middleware provider Big World. It seems as though this is part of their continued push to expand into other genres of games aside from MMOs.

Gas Powered Games has produced a litany of beloved games including Total Annihalation, Dungeon Siege, Supreme Commander and Space Siege.

“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.”

Chris Taylor has been in the headlines a bunch recently due to his big Kickstarter gamble Wildstarman not accrueing enough funding to guarentee Gas Powered Games survival, but today’s announcement puts an end to those problems.

Great news all round we say.


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