It seems we have forgotten to post this interesting news for RPG fans last week. You have probably seen it everywhere else:
Deep Silver North America
Hermosa Beach, Calif. — Apr 30, 2008 — Deep Silver, Inc., a publisher of interactive entertainment software for PC and consoles and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Koch Media, today announced the opening of their office in the Los Angeles metro area. The office will serve as headquarters for US sales and marketing activities, as well as North American developer relations.
"The opening of our United States office represents an important milestone in the development of Koch Media," commented Dr. Klemens Kundratitz, CEO of Koch Media. "In the last five years, Deep Silver was able to successfully position itself as a quality brand, and now enters the North American market with its own branch office. With a presence in the USA, we can market our own products more efficiently, all over the world."
"Opening an office in America means establishing Deep Silver in the world's largest market for games," said Cathy Tische, vice president of sales and marketing at Deep Silver. "The geographical location right in the center of the American games industry is ideal for future growth, and for building a network of business partners."
Deep Silver, Inc. is located at 2615 Pacific Coast Highway #225, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254-2250, USA.
In the past years, Koch Media recorded continuously growing sales. The overall turnover of the entire Koch Media group grew by double-digit percentages each year. The Koch Media group's annual sales volume for the year 2007 came to 231 million euros [Thatīs circa $331M; ed.]. In 2007, Deep Silver Vienna was founded as the first own development studio; the focus is clearly on own brands and multi-platform products with global market potential. The US expansion reinforces Koch Media's position as a leading independent publisher.
Deep Silver is a mayor player on the German market and an increasing force in many other European countries. Their listed titles include:
S.T.A.L.K.E.R - Clear Sky
RPB (working title) by Piranha Bytes
A lot of games by Square Enix.
Their own adventure line (Secret Files: Tunguska, Perry Rhodan)
Titles from just about every bigger publisher for their budget line.