|Koch Media "are not ambitious to be the next THQ"|
|Posted: 04.02.2013 10:12 by Nick Akerman||Comments: 1|
Koch Media scored a major coup when they secured the rights to THQ's Saints Row franchise. Even so, CEO Klemens Kundratitz is wary of making the same mistakes as the now financially bust publisher.
"Many people didn’t really see us as a player in the industry," he said in a recent . "They didn’t really understand what we’re doing. I appreciate that we now get more of the spotlight with these new IPs, but, having said that, we are not ambitious to be the next THQ."
"We have always tried to find our own way, and do business in a way that we believe is right for us. We don’t want to copy other people’s success stories," he continued.
The company's big hit came with Deep Silver's Dead Island, which has sold many copies across the world.
"We are passionate about Deep Silver, and we are obviously investing significantly now, but at the same time we have a strong, value-added distribution business in Europe, which will continue to be a tent-pole in the future.
"And the third element is our film business, which we are also growing here in Europe, where we acquire film rights and we exploit them in the movies, in home entertainment and on TV. Those three elements of the business are all in a growth phase. Standing on three legs rather than one is still quite a good idea as far as we’re concerned.
It will be interesting to see what Koch Media do with this exciting license.