PLAION, the publisher formerly known as Koch Media, is restructuring, or as they put it, "simplifying our publishing operations". This will result in subsidiary publisher Deep Silver and developers Prime Matter and Ravenscourt merging, with the aim being to produce fewer titles at a higher quality.
The move will result in layoffs, although a PLAION representative told GamesIndustry.biz "that it will likely only affect around five to six jobs" in a company of more than 2000. The process is a planned restructure, taking up to a year to accomplish, and titles may continue to be published under those studios' names over "the next couple of years".
Dambuster Studios, under Deep Silver, just put out the fantastically gory Dead Island 2 and has some well-known IP under its belt, namely the Metro series and Saint's Row. Prime Matter has more of an indie focus, having recently released Mato Anomalies and Scars Above. Ravenscourt, meanwhile, focuses on more family-friendly games such as Lets Sing 2023.
What kind of games do you hope to see from this as-yet-unnamed new outfit? Combine your power in the comments section below.
Interesting hoping for some good things, oh and guys I think your missing the word merge from your title or something
What is happening in this title?
@Yozora146_ I went with Voltron (Noun. (informal) A group of things that are more powerful when combined) because its a Saturday and I loved the cartoon
@Khayl the netflix show was also pretty good unitl the last two seasons.
@tabris95 basically morph them into one studio like the power rangers into a megazord.
Isn't Deep Silver itself more of a publisher? I don't think they're a development studio
@Powerplay94 This is the best way to describe a merger that I think I've ever heard lol
@Khayl Ok I actually love that haha
@pyrrhic_victory Right you are, have updated to make that clearer.
it reads as "Dambuster Studios, under Deep Silver, just put out the fantastically gory Dead Island 2 and has some well-known IP under its belt, namely the Metro series and Saint's Row."
Deep silver published those games Dambuster studios didnt make Metro or Saints row
I'm looking forward to their future projects! Dead Island 2 has been reviewing very well, despite what happened with Saints Row.
Fine, as long as GZA is the head.
I very much applaud your inventive and playful use of language (although are you using a noun as a verb?).
Never having come across the word I did some Googling. Let’s hope people don’t look it up in the urban dictionary, or if they do that they only look at the first meaning, lmao!
@thefourfoldroot1 Now I'm curious - I checked Urban Dictionary and it just mentions the cartoon, which is exactly what this is referencing?
In the cartoon, big robots would connect to each other to form an even bigger one called Voltron (similar to the Megazord in Power Rangers if you're familiar with that)
I’m not going to copy paste given kids will be reading, but scroll down further, lol.
@thefourfoldroot1 I was confused because you said "the first meaning" but I think I know which one you mean now (it shows as the last one on the first page for me)
Ah, sorry, fat fingers typing on a phone…corrected
I didn't understand a single word of this articles title. Lol
Google translate must be down. 😂
Not sure I get the point of this, given that all of the companies above are under the ownership of the Embracer Group. Maybe they are doing it to cut out paperwork? As I recall, Volition was owned by Deep Silver, but is now a part of Gearbox, which is also a part of Embracer, so realistically nothing is going to change here.
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