Plaion plans to “streamline” the release of its video games in the future by merging its three publishing imprints under a single brand name.
New information from GamesIndustry suggests that Plaion is getting ready to restructure its video game publishing business. According to a spokesman, the company (formerly known as Koch Media) is restructuring in order to “streamline our publishing operations.”
Layoffs across the company are planned to support the outlined reorganisation. The same representative also said that out of the company’s 2,000 employees, only “5 or 6” will be affected by the job cuts.
A PowerPoint reviewed by GamesIndustry indicates the merging of Deep Silver, Matter, and Ravenscourt, three of the company’s subsidiary labels. From now on, all games from those three companies will be published under the Plaion label, with the stated goal of creating “less titles at greater quality.”
Deep Silver is the most well-known of the three publishers mentioned. The company has also released the Metro series, the Saints Row series, and most recently Dambuster’s Dead Island 2Ravenscourt’s Let’s Sing series, which is aimed towards a younger audience.Mile Zero, State Route 96
Prime Matter is the newest video game publishing label, having been founded in 2021. Payday 3 by Starbreeze Studios and System Shock Remake by Nightdive Studios are forthcoming.
Later, a representative for Plaion told GamesIndustry that the company will be making these adjustments over the course of a year. Still, the official admitted that those labels may see more video game releases in the “next number of years.”
Game Designer has reached out to Plaion for confirmation and will offer an update as soon as a response is received.
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