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Published on January 23rd, 2013 | by EDMEditor

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THQ Assets: Koch Media Acquires Volition Inc and Metro; New Saints Row?

As the THQ hearing ends — and their era goes with it — Koch Media has been declared the new owners of Volition Inc, and the publishing rights to the popular Metro franchise.

The news was confirmed in the final letter sent to employees by THQ’s former CEO, Brian Farrell.

What now?

Of course, the German media behemoth may have gotten the studio, but Deep Silver could very well be the team working on future Metro titles, or even future Saints Row spinoffs. Right now, anything could happen.

Deep Silver (most famously known for their popular RPG series, S.T.A.L.K.E.R.) is Koch Media’s video game label. Of course, they’re more recently known for their not-so-great titles (ones that I don’t plan to mention here).

We await further news on Volition’s future, and the future of Metro. As with all pressing issues, we”ll keep you updated.

EDIT 1: Following news of this, a massive uproar has been witnessed over at Twitter.  A mulitude of tweets have been seen, describing the acquisition as generally terrible news.


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