World of Tanks dev acquires Gas Powered Games
by John Keefer, shacknews.com, Feb 14, 2013 9:15AM PST
In announcing the cancellation of his Wildman Kickstarter earlier this week, Gas Powered Games CEO Chris Taylor said he had something in the works for his company to survive. Enter Wargaming.net, which has announced it has acquired the embattled developer for an undisclosed sum.
"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, in a press release. Wargaming.net is best known for their work on World of Tanks. "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."
"I'm sure our experience and expertise will help us contribute even more to Wargaming's global success," Taylor said in the release, but there was no mention if Taylor will continue developing Wildman or the stalled Kings and Castles title for Wargaming, or if he will be able to rehire any of the GPG team released a few weeks ago. We've contacted Taylor and will update if he answers any of these questions.
Wargaming has been expanding significantly as of late, having added MechAssault and FEAR 3 dev Day 1 Studios as Wargaming West in late January.