World of Tanks dev acquires Gas Powered Games

In announcing the cancellation of his Wildman Kickstarter earlier this week, Gas Powered Games CEO Chris Taylor said he had something in the works for his company to survive. Enter Wargaming, which has announced it has acquired the embattled developer for an undisclosed sum.

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In announcing the cancellation of his Wildman Kickstarter earlier this week, Gas Powered Games CEO Chris Taylor said he had something in the works for his company to survive. Enter Wargaming.net, which has announced it has acquired the embattled developer for an undisclosed sum.

"Gas Powered Games' heritage and development pedigree shows us just how valuable an addition Chris and his company will make to the Wargaming family," said Victor Kislyi, CEO of Wargaming, in a press release. Wargaming.net is best known for their work on World of Tanks. "Gas Powered Games has a long track record of providing incredibly engaging AAA gaming experiences and we can't wait to start working with them."

"I'm sure our experience and expertise will help us contribute even more to Wargaming's global success," Taylor said in the release, but there was no mention if Taylor will continue developing Wildman or the stalled Kings and Castles title for Wargaming, or if he will be able to rehire any of the GPG team released a few weeks ago. We've contacted Taylor and will update if he answers any of these questions.

Wargaming has been expanding significantly as of late, having added MechAssault and FEAR 3 dev Day 1 Studios as Wargaming West in late January.

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    February 14, 2013 9:15 AM

    John Keefer posted a new article, World of Tanks dev acquires Gas Powered Games.

    In announcing the cancellation of his Wildman Kickstarter earlier this week, Gas Powered Games CEO Chris Taylor said he had something in the works for his company to survive. Enter Wargaming, which has announced it has acquired the embattled developer for an undisclosed sum.

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      February 14, 2013 9:17 AM

      I'm so out of it, world of tanks made a ton of money for them to be picking up established studios now?

      crazy.

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      February 14, 2013 10:57 AM

      I hope this means that one day we'll see a proper Supreme Commander sequel!

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        February 14, 2013 11:05 AM

        Have you listed to him talking about the development of TA/SC/SC2 on Three Moves Ahead? Some interesting stuff. Like, I had no idea TA's ground was 2D. Totally fooled me.

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          February 14, 2013 11:31 AM

          Yup. Only the units were 3D. Oh, the glory days of the screen dropping to like .5 fps to warn you that the other player launched his wave against you. Good times!

          Now, you can run it in the a window while ripping a movie. HAHA!

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          February 14, 2013 11:38 AM

          Yea I listened to that the other day. Interesting how he flat out admited that SC2 was garbage and that if he made SC3 he would do it differently and learn from the mistakes of SC2.

          That gives me hope!

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            February 14, 2013 11:42 AM

            Yeah whenever someone does the "I am going full honesty" mode and self depreciates like he did in explaining he didn't have the experience to recognize the mistakes, it makes for interesting listening.

            He may have revealed a little too much though and harmed future endeavors.

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            February 14, 2013 8:04 PM

            Holy shit, seriously? I need to listen to this.

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        February 14, 2013 12:38 PM

        I think Square-Enix owns the IP?

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          February 14, 2013 2:19 PM

          Just call it something else and have it be a spiritual sequel like SC was to TA.

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          February 14, 2013 3:23 PM

          They only did the second one, not the first. I don't know how that affects things

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        February 14, 2013 4:24 PM

        Supreme Commander Free edition!
        Upgrade now to tech teir 2 for only $19.99!
        On sale this week: save 60% on Monkeylord spawn $4.99 2.99

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      February 14, 2013 4:13 PM

      I know I shouldn't have any interest in it but I hope this means Wild Man lives on. Everything about it screams bland boring game but I've had a soft spot for Chris Taylor from the Total Annihilation days.