Wargaming.net, the company behind World of Tanks and World of Warplanes, recently acquired the intellectual property rights for Total Annihilation and Masters of Orion from the Atari bankruptcy auction.

Total Annihilation is a real time strategy game developed by Cavedog Entertainment and released for Mac and PC in 1997. Masters of Orion was, a turn based strategy game, was originally released in 1993, and garnered 2 sequels that were released in 1996 and 2003.

Wargaming CEO Victor Kislyi had this to say about his companies acquisition of Total Annihilation and Masters of Orion, “Total Annihilation and Master of Orion are strategy game classics. Although it’s too soon to disclose any details, we are more than willing to give a new lease of life to these games most of us grew up playing. It’s exactly where our major focus will be.”

Wargaming.net also announced that their newly opened office in Austin, Tx. will serve as a global communication center, facilitating “communication between its teams and global studios.”

Also, before World of Warplanes is released, Wargaming will be adding in British aircrafts. “British engineers built many iconic military aircraft that are a must for any flight combat game,” said Vlad Belozerov, World of Warplanes’ director of global operations. “Flying legends like the Spitfire, the Blenheim F and the Javelin warplanes will add a considerable amount of depth to the game and more immersion for players.”

Are you interested to see what Wargaming does with the Total Annihilation and Masters of Orion IPs?

Source: Polygon

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