Wargaming is quickly ballooning into a mighty Russian umbrella corporation. The developer/publisher has made headlines in the past with its sudden acquisitions of notable companies like Gas Powered Games and Day 1 Studios. So what other development carcases are ripe for the picking?
It seems as though Atari is now the dish of the day, as their recent financial misfortunes have forced them to sell many of their assets, allowing Wargaming to once again swoop in and acquire two of the publisher's franchises.
Master of Orion and Total Annihilation are both old school critically acclaimed series which Wargaming saw fit to snatch up. Attentive fans will note that Total Annihilation's original developer, Chris Taylor, now works with Wargaming after his company Gas Powered Games was brought under Wargaming's wing.
The Total Annihilation series spawned several popular real time strategies including Supreme Commander and Planetary Annihilation which is currently in development by Uber Entertainment. Coincidentally, Uber also came in as the back-up bidder for TA.
Whether Wargaming intends to resurrect these franchises in the near future remains to be seen. Chris Taylor has already expressed his desire to make a sequel in the past when he last spoke to VG247, but ultimately it's Wargaming who will make that final decision.
It's obvious Wargaming should be capable of taking on the project now that it has the experienced staff, IP, and a never ending supply of money bags. But the purchase only solidifies a new owner. For now, anxious fans must once more play the eternal waiting game.
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Michael Dunaway has been part of the MMOBomb team for years and has covered practically every major Free-to-Play title since 2009.
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