Koch Media has announced today that it has acquired Dutch studio Vertigo Games, marking the publisher’s entry into the VR gaming space.
Vertigo Games started out in 2008, and since then the studio has put out a number of critically acclaimed games, including the fantastic zombie shooter, Arizona Sunshine.
“Vertigo Games has gone through rapid growth over the past years, which has seen our team branch out from VR development into publishing, out of home entertainment and distribution, establishing multiple VR brands. I’m proud to see the company enter the next phase as part of the Embracer Group,” said Richard Stitselaar, CEO of Vertigo Games. “In Koch Media we have found a partner that is just as eager to push the boundaries of VR gaming, which we will be pursuing even more than before through opportunities for cooperation between the companies.”
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Dr. Klemens Kundratitz, Koch Media’s CEO said: “We have been monitoring the VR market over the past years very closely. We feel that now is the right time to extend our groups activities into this amazing and fast-growing sector. I am sure that we are only at the beginning of the technological development of VR and what it offers players around the globe. We are delighted that with the acquisition of Vertigo Games, leading VR team are joining our group. Together, we will push the boundaries of VR gaming even further, combining our strong global development and publishing network with their specialized VR games expertise.”
The good news for gamers is that there is now another major publisher invested in VR gaming, which can only mean good things.