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Wargaming targets console gaming, acquires Chicago-based Day 1 Studios
Posted: 29.01.2013 14:29 by Jamie Davey Comments: 2
Wargaming, a free-to-play MMO developer and publisher, today announced its acquisition of Chicago-based Day 1 Studios for USD 20 million. Following the acquisition, the newly formed studio will focus exclusively on the development of an unannounced console title.

"The move into console game development is a huge step for Wargaming, as we begin to expand our presence into new platforms," said Victor Kislyi, CEO of Wargaming. "We are looking forward to sharing the fruits of our labor soon."

"Wargaming is a clear leader in the free-to-play space and helps set the standard on which all other games in the genre strive for,"
said Denny Thorley, new Head of Wargaming's Chicago-based studio. "Our team is extremely excited to start the first console project for Wargaming."

Could Wargaming be planning a free-to-play version of its popular World of Tanks game for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3?
Related games: World of Tanks (PC)

Comments

By nocutius (SI Elite) on Jan 29, 2013
nocutius
"...the standard on which all other games in the genre strive for."
Pfff, yea right.
Perhaps when it comes to making money but as a player I see their success as a curse.

I'd need a paycheck to go back to playing that unfair mess of a game.
By herodotus (SI Herodotus) on Jan 29, 2013
herodotus
And another Developer/Publisher sells it's soul to the Dark Side. Go away console sell-outs, and take your lousy and self-deluding excuses with you.