Kalypso Media has acquired the rights to the Commandos series of WW2 real-time strategy games.
Kalypso bought the IP from developer Pyro Studios, and stated that it plans on developing "completely new games for all platforms." The publisher mentions “an extensive adaptation of the existing titles for contemporary technologies and platforms,” which likely means remakes and/or remasters of the older titles.
The acquisition sees the Tropico publisher acquire Pyro Studios’ Praetorian and Imperial Glory franchises, neither of which have been published since the mid-2000s.
"We have great respect for what the Pyro Studios team have accomplished and created throughout the history of the studio,” said Kalypso founder Simon Hellwig. ”Therefore, we see it as our responsibility to want to revive and further develop these beloved games for the fans around the world.
"Of course, this will include the development of a completely new games [sic] for all platforms, but also an extensive adaptation of the existing titles for contemporary technologies and platforms."
Pyro Studios founder Ignacio Pérez added: "We have been looking for a suitable partner for the continuation of our products and brands for a long time. Kalypso has great expertise and experience with rebooting well-known titles, and we are delighted to have our IP in such good hands."