This is PLAION

Founded in 1994 as Koch Media, PLAION is a leading independent developer and producer of games and entertainment products.

PLAION has a family of 10 development studios based around the world and five games publishing labels: Deep Silver, Prime Matter, Ravenscourt, Milestone and Vertigo Games; as well as PLAION PICTURES – one of the leading independent film and home entertainment distributors in Europe

Plaion’s passion for adventure and hands-on approach has driven its continuous evolution, powering its quest to open up high-quality entertainment to everyone.

Our Strategy

As a global developer, publisher and distributor of video games and entertainment products, PLAION offers a unique breadth of services and solutions.

PLAION’s expertise in entertainment – and its flexible approach – makes it the ideal partner for everyone who wants to develop, publish and market their products. Standing side-by-side with their partners – on an equal footing – ensuring all of the entertainment content that they produce reaches its full potential and brings excitement and joy to the customer.

Segment PC / Console Games
Hq Munich, Germany
Internal Studios 11*
Internal Headcount 2,184*
CEO Klemens Kundratitz
Founded 1994
* These numbers are updated every quarter in connection with our interim reports.

Brands & Licensed IPs

PLAION's brands include Dead Island, Saints Row, Metro Exodus, Hot Wheels Unleashed, MotoGP, Ride, Chorus, After the Fall and many more.

/ Operative groups


Embracer Group is a global group of creative and entrepreneurial businesses in PC/console, mobile and board games and other related media. The Group has an extensive catalog of over 900 owned or controlled franchises.

With its head office based in Karlstad, Sweden, Embracer Group has a global presence through its eleven operative groups: THQ Nordic, PLAION, Coffee Stain, Amplifier Game Invest, DECA Games, Gearbox Entertainment, Easybrain, Asmodee Group, Dark Horse Media, Freemode and Crystal Dynamics – Eidos. The Group has 111 internal game development studios and is engaging more than 12,000 employees in more than 40 countries.