Wargaming has announced the acquisition of Chicago-based console developer, Day 1 Studio. The purchase deal came in at $20M USD. According to Wargaming, the purchase of the studio marks the company's foray into multiplatform games development.
"The move into console game development is a huge step for Wargaming, as we begin to expand our presence into new platforms," said Victor Kislyi, CEO of Wargaming. "We are looking forward to sharing the fruits of our labor soon."
"Wargaming is a clear leader in the free-to-play space and helps set the standard on which all other games in the genre strive for," said Denny Thorley, new Head of Wargaming's Chicago-based studio. "Our team is extremely excited to start the first console project for Wargaming."