Koch Media GmbH, has today announced that it will be buying up Poland-based developer Flying Wild Hog, the developer behind the Shadow Warrior games, including the upcoming Shadow Warrior 3.
The buyout includes the three Flying Wild Hog studios Poland with a team of over 260 people. According to the presser, Flying Wild Hog will act as an independent studio within the Koch Media group as it continues to work on four games with other publishing deals.
“We are absolutely thrilled that Flying Wild Hog will be joining Koch Media and the Embracer family. Koch Media is a renowned publisher who has embraced our vision to create the most exciting, fast-paced, over the top action games for players worldwide. What drives Flying Wild Hog is the ambition to surprise fans with unique gaming experiences delivered to the highest quality. By joining forces with the notoriously energetic Embracer Group and Koch Media, we will be able to continue to grow and focus on delivering even more ambitious games. We fell in love with Embracer’s vision to build an alliance of diverse and talented studios who keep their independence and creative freedom. It’s an incredibly compelling opportunity which is why we’re delighted by this partnership and what it holds for our future.” says Michal Szustak, CEO Flying Wild Hog Studios.
Klemens Kundratitz, CEO at Koch Media adds: “The Hogs being member of our global studio network enables us to further secure our positioning in one of Europe’s most vibrant and growing gaming territories and roots us deeply into the great development scene in Poland. After expanding the Koch Media publishing activities earlier this year by entering the Asian market and re-positioning our American publishing company, further establishing our studio network by adding this true powerhouse will allow us to grow our own games portfolio, grow development capacity and utilize synergies within the group even better in the future.”
“We’re so excited to see Flying Wild Hog join Embracer Group’s portfolio of globally-renowned game developers. We always knew there was enormous potential in Flying Wild Hog and we couldn’t be prouder to have been a part of their growth and success. This new partnership with Embracer will see them reach even greater heights.” says Supernova Capital founder and Managing Partner Paul Wedgwood.
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