Koch Media has announced a new distribution partnership with Italian developer and publisher Milestone. The partnership will begin with the release of the next entry in Milestone's MXGP franchise, MXGP3 – The Official Motocross Videogame, and will see Koch Media being the exclusive distributor of all Milestone's 2017 titles.
After MXGP3 is released, Milestone also has MotoGP 17 on the horizon this year, as well as an unannounced game that's due later in the year. Koch Media's local marketing and communications teams will also be supporting the release of Milestone's upcoming titles.
“We are extremely pleased to have opened our new distribution agreement with Koch Media. A long established, well-respected and strong company in the UK market. They have a wealth of experience in the racing genre and we are confident that together we can build an even greater demand for Milestone products”, Milestone's VP Luisa Bixio commented.
Craig McNicol, Koch Media’s managing director of Northern Europe added: “We are thrilled to be working alongside Milestone on their upcoming slate of titles. Milestone’s talent and commitment to quality has established them as one of the leading publishers in the genre. We’re dedicated to driving the success of these titles as we work towards their release.”
Founded in Milan in 1996, Milestone specializes in racing titles and is one of Italy's biggest games developers. As well as its MXGP and MotoGP titles, the studio's also known for its Ride and Sebastien Loeb Rally Evo series. MCV also spoke to Milestone's CEO Luisa Bixio at the end of last year to discuss what the current racing market looks like and the studio's growth.