Wargaming Acquires Gas Powered Games - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 14 February 2013 / 2,340 Views

Wargaming, the developer behind the free-to-play World of Tanks, has acquired Gas Powered Games. Gas Powered CEO Chris Taylor has been trying everything to keep the studio independent, but a $1.1 million Kickstarter came up short.

"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."

Gas Powered Games was formed in 1998 and developed such hits as Dungeon Siege and Dungeon Siege II, selling more than 1.7 million units. They would later develop the RTS Supreme Commander.

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TheJimbo1234 (on 14 February 2013)

Another dev studio that is bought out/dies due to selling out to publishers and not understanding what made their games great. It's sad, but deserved.

DarkFury (on 15 February 2013)

I am actually happy that the jobs of the GPG people were saved, I am sure they have families to feed. Wargaming.net has more money than God.