Publisher Koch Media says Metro and Saints Row has a bright future under its leadership.
The two franchises were acquired by the European company – as well a developer Volition –for $27.8m. The company was sold as part of the auction for THQ's assets.
Koch Media welcomes the addition of these magnificent franchises to the Koch Media family of entertainment properties,” said Koch Media CEO Dr. Klemens Kundratitz.
With more than 200 games on notable platforms globally, and its proven success creating renowned franchises like Dead Island, Deep Silver is perfectly positioned to lead these brands into the next generation of interactive entertainment for fans around the world."
International commercial director of Koch's Deep Silver publishing arm, Menno van der Bil, added: Deep Silver already has a track record for out-of-the-ordinary games, including the immensely successful Dead Island brand. Both the Saints Row and the Metro franchises perfectly fit into our future lineup and strategy.
"We're really excited to lead these well-respected licenses into a bright new future.We also welcome the legendary development studio Volition to the Koch Media/Deep Silver group.”