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Wargaming Acquires Chris Taylor's Gas Powered Games

Matt Gardner
Chris Taylor, Gas Powered Games, Wargaming

Wargaming Acquires Chris Taylor's Gas Powered Games

Chris Taylor's development studio Gas Powered Games has just been acquired by World of Tanks developer Wargaming in an announcement today.

"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. "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."

"Wargaming growth in recent years has been tremendous, and we're looking forward to joining one of the fastest growing gaming companies in the world," added Taylor himself. "I'm sure our experience and expertise will help us contribute even more to Wargaming's global success."

Things had not been looking great for the studio in the wake of a failed crowdfunding campaign for GPG's Wildman.

"Kickstarter is starting to wear itself out," Taylor had said earlier this week. "It’s a numbers game. Someone has lightning in a bottle."

“This business is really, really tough. It’s turning into a lottery business, unless you work 12 hours a day, seven days a week, and study gaming for decades. Now, it’s tough. It’s like going to Hollywood and saying I want to make films. You have to compete with James Cameron.

“[...] Consoles are going to just hit the wall. The guys who wrote these big checks — that’s just gone. I have almost been driven out of business. I am still in business. I know everyone in the industry. They didn’t help me. It’s about whether you have a blockbuster that can ship 10 million units.”

Well it looks like someone's helped you now, Chris.

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