Kalypso Media opens new studio in Frankfurt

Kalypso Media has announced its launched a new studio in Frankfurt, Germany.

Though not named just yet, the studio will be led by former Sunflowers’ former studio manager Jürgen Reußwig, who has been appointed as studio director to form “a brand-new game development studio, explicitly tasked with the production of a next-generation entry in the Commandos strategy series”. 

“The establishment of a new studio is a clear commitment to Kalypso’s growth plans for the coming years as we looked to expand our internal and external development efforts,” says Simon Hellwig, managing director and founder of Kalypso Media Group. “Commandos is a great, globally-recognized brand and we will do our utmost to meet the expectations of the worldwide gaming community. We can’t wait to get started.”

“At the new site we’ll be looking to develop a truly worthy successor to Commandos, designed for both PC and console platforms for simultaneous worldwide release,” added Reußwig. “On a personal level, I couldn’t be prouder to be working on a true icon of strategy gaming, and I’m looking forward to receiving applications from new and experienced developers alike that share our passion for the series.”

The studio is currently looking to populate its team. To see current vacancies or apply, head to kalypsomedia.com/uk/studio-jobs. The precise name and location of the studio “will be revealed soon”.

Kalypso Media today launched two new titles at Gamescom 2019, including Spacebase Startopia which blends economic management with RTS skirmishes, but adds a comedic element with a fully voiced AI narrator to gently chide your efforts through the ten-mission campaign. It also launched Port Royale 4, a return to the past in more ways than one. 

The two titles make up just part of a broad range of strategy titles for Kalypso at the show, said Anika Thun, international marketing director at Kalypso Media, to MCV@gamescom. “This year we’ve got one of our biggest ever games line-ups, which includes Tropico 6 on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, along with the Commandos 2 HD Remaster, Praetorians HD Remaster, the recently-announced Immortal Realms: Vampire Wars and our two newest announcements… In recent years we’ve had a mix of different genres but this time around we’ve got a purely strategy-focused line-up”.

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