After the games portal 4Players.de initially ceased editorial operations on October 31, 2021, the daily business of the website has been handled by freelance authors in recent months. The Funke media group has now announced that 4Players.de will be taken over as the new operator.
That’s what the people involved say
As part of the official press release introduces Axel Telzerow, the new editor-in-chief of 4Players.de, who previously held the same position at
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Axel Telzerow comments as follows:
4Players is one of the most important sites in the gaming sector. When I found out that the platform was about to go out, I didn’t have to think long. A unique opportunity for the FUNKE media group. We are really happy to be able to maintain this strong brand.
Christian Pieper, Director Content & Data of Funke’s Digital Brand Network, speaks of unique opportunities and synergies resulting from the acquisition:
4Players.de is a perfect match for our Digital Brands Network. The synergies from the interaction with our news brands result in unique opportunities. While the IMTEST editorial team tests PCs, notebooks, tablets and consoles, 4Players.de is the right platform for unique game news and tests.
Phillip Schuster, co-founder of 4Players.de, also has his say:
With FUNKE, 4Players.de has the right home. 4Players GmbH now continues to focus on its core mission: to empower gamers and developers with first-class, globally available game servers, 3D voice chat and engagement solutions. We wish FUNKE the success with 4Players.de, which the loyal readers in particular deserve
What about the editors? It is not yet known who will be responsible for the editorial content on 4Players.de in the future. In a release timed to coincide with the announcement Interview on Youtube the new owners indicate that they are in talks with some former 4Players editors who have at least expressed a basic interest.