[Update: Wargaming is going the “no comment” route regarding staffing at Gas Powered Games. Here’s their statement:
Currently, Wargaming doesn’t have any information to share other than that we’re extremely excited to welcome Chris and his team to our family and look forward to sharing more about what they’ll be working on at a later date.
Even after ending their Kickstarter campaign for “Wildman” four days early, Gas Powered Games President Chris Taylor seemed optimistic about the fate of his studios’ action RPG. “I’ve been working in the background to find other ways to keep Gas Powered Games running,” he told backers in a video update, adding that other publishers might be interested in “Wildman.”
Well, according to a report from GameIndustry.biz, it didn’t take long: the Belarusian studio Wargaming has picked up Gas Powered Games and its holdings.
Wargaming, who run their “World of Tanks” through Wargaming.net, has bought Gas Powered Games, keeping Taylor on as CEO. This means Wargaming has also picked up “Dungeon Siege,” “Supreme Commander,” and “Demigod,” all of which could potentially end up on Wargaming.net. Presumably, this would allow development on “Wildman” to continue, although there’s no immediate word on whether Gas Powered will be picking up the staff it’s shed in the past few weeks as it was hit by financial troubles.
We’ve reached out to Taylor for a comment on the staffing situation and will update the post with more info.
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