Deep Silver: ‘Consolidation doesn’t scare us’

The CEO of Deep Silver parent Koch Media has told MCV he is confident that the label can avoid direct competition against the likes of EA, Activision and Ubisoft – and be an independent success.

Speaking in a wider interview, Klemens Kundratitz said that the company had to "play our game differently" in order to be successful in a mrket where consolodation is increasing – and added that the firm had history on its side.

He told MCV:

"We know the games to play, being an independent. There’s no reason to believe that the business will only be made up from existing global players. I believe there is room for independents – as long as the independents play their games well – it’s a different game that we play in the market.

"We try not to compete directly with the global players, but concentrate on being a major alternative and to be quicker and closer to the market. It’s a skillset which includes many aspects of operating as an independent and I think we’ve proved to play that way well for many years.

"Even in a consolidating market and with everybody talking about skyrocketing development costs, there’s absolutely room for a successful independent."

To read the full interview with Klemens Kundratitz, click here.

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