Tag Archives: Klemens Kundratitz
Tue, Oct 29, 2013 | 11:12 GMT
Deep Silver has embraced the idea of simultaneous PC and console launches, along with open modding support for many of its titles. While some companies are still scratching heads over how to beat PC piracy, the publisher doesn’t feel it’s an issue and that DRM is not the answer.
Fri, Apr 12, 2013 | 15:55 BST
Movie adaptations for the Saints Row and Metro franchises are still possible now that both are owned by Deep Silver’s parent company, Koch Media.
Tue, Feb 26, 2013 | 17:11 GMT
Deep Silver has announced its plans to expand into the mobile market this year, and is looking into hiring for the space.
Mon, Oct 27, 2008 | 16:24 GMT
Koelnmesse’s brought the first gamescom forward to directly coincide with next year’s Games Convention.
The show will take place from August 19-23, and not in September as previously planned.
“gamescom belongs to the entire industry and should enjoy as much acceptance as possible,” said BIU boss Klemens Kundratitz.
“This is why we took reservations voiced by the trade and a number of companies regarding scheduling the trade fair in September very seriously. The advantages and disadvantages of holding the trade fair in September were discussed in detail during a number of constructive discussions with industry participants.”
Kundratitz continued: “Ultimately, the voices opposing the date in September were louder than those in favour of it, which is why we worked on a solution that benefits all industry participants. We eventually approached Koelnmesse with our request for a change of schedule, and they were able to move the trade fair to August. I would like to thank all those who worked hard on setting the new date.”
Press release after the link.
Mon, Sep 01, 2008 | 17:46 BST
This isn’t going to get any simpler, is it? Speaking to MCV, Games Convention boss Wolfgang Marzin has trashed 2009 Cologne show gamescom as a “ridiculous” idea.
“We know the truth,” he told MCV. “We’ve already proved that GC works, and we have trade backing – nobody wants a show in September. Another copy of GC in Germany is ridiculous; what is the benefit of holding another show? I am confident that the big show will be GC next year.”
Others, such as Koch MD and BIU member Klemens Kundratitz are less convinced, however.
“There will not be another show of any relevance in Germany,” he said, referring to any other effort next year outside of gamescom. “[Leipzig] might try something, but the top 12 publishers are in the BIU and we are committed to take the show to the next level in Cologne.
“The facts are that we have had a great time for seven years at Leipzig Games Convention, but it is now at the stage where it requires a new environment.”
And on it rages.