Gaijin Entertainment has signed a comprehensive strategic partnership agreement to merge their efforts for a combined IPO with GAEA GROUP INC. (“GAEA”). GAEA has an extensive portfolio of mobile games like Final Fantasy XV Mobile and Ace of Arenas. It is also a co-developer of The Elder Scrolls Legends and Game of Thrones: Beyond the Wall.
The partnership combines Gaijin’s extensive PC & console game development and publishing expertise with GAEA’s considerable mobile game development and Asian market knowledge. Gaijin plans to further enhance and expands its flagship titles, War Thunder and Crossout, and develop and publish more innovative games for players from the globe.
“Providing players all over the world with maximum fun and new experiences has always been Gaijin’s approach and attitude to every game. Mobile market is now one of our long-term strategy goals.” Anton Yudintsev, the founder of Gaijin, said, “Having a long-term friendship with GAEA, we found that GAEA has the same belief and responsibility with us. We will work together to bring new exciting games to mobile and especially Asian players.”
“We are very pleased that Gaijin and GAEA can further elevate the relationship in the fifth year of our friendship.” Wang Yanzhi, CEO of GAEA, said, “The quality of Gaijin's games has stood the test of time, and War Thunder is definitely one of the most popular and respected military games in the world up to date. We feel the pursuit of excellence from the game portfolio of Gaijin, which is consistent with GAEA's core value. Through the partnership, GAEA and Gaijin will jointly explore more possibilities in the gaming industry and we have been discussing the plan to jointly approach capital markets.”
Through years of practice, GAEA has accumulated rich experience in global game development and publishing. Merging the edges of two, the collaboration will form a cross-platform game powerhouse that aims to create and deliver innovative and inspirational content for the global audience. Each team will continue to operate independently, and its existing management team will keep leading all aspects of the company. Meanwhile, Gaijin and GAEA will both have access to each others resources and expertise.
About Gaijin Entertainment
Founded in 2002, Gaijin Entertainment is the developer and publisher of the online games War Thunder, Crossout and Star Conflict as well as PC, Mac, Linux, PS4, Xbox One, iOS and Android titles across several genres. The company’s diverse portfolio has received a range of mass media and game industry awards including such as Gamescom Award and many more. Official website: http://gaijinent.com/.
Founded in October 2014, GAEA is a leading global interactive entertainment company. GAEA develops and delivers games, animation and other entertainment content globally. GAEA's games include Game of Thrones Beyond the Wall, Captain Tsubasa: Dream Team, AOTU World, Blade of Vengers, Oriental Fables, etc. For more information, please visit http://www.gaea.com.