Embracer Group Is on a Buying Spree
The parent company behind THQ Nordic, Saber Interactive, and Deep Silver recently acquired thirteen more studios. Sweden-based Embracer Group officially announced the acquisitions during their recent quarterly earnings report, with some of the acquired studios including Zen Studios, Quantic Lab, and Snapshot Games. It’ll be a while before we see what games come out of these acquisitions, but Embracer Group continues to expand its influence. Kingdoms of Amalur: Re-Reckoning is one of the recently released THQ Nordic titles and it’s available right now for PS4, Xbox One, and PC.
Embracer Group has officially announced the acquisition of the following studios: Flying Wild Hog, Silent Games, Coffee Stain North, Quantic Lab, IUGO Mobile Entertainment, Purple Lamp Studios, Sandbox Strategies, Mad Head Games, 34BigThings, Nimble Giant Entertainment, Snapshot Games, Zen Studios, and A Thinking Ape Entertainment. Many people will be familiar with Zen Studios, the developers behind Zen Pinball, Pinball FX 3, and CastleStorm. Flying Wild Hog is also familiar to Shadow Warrior fans, with Shadow Warrior 3 coming in 2021.
Developers that have been acquired by Embracer Group but still have obligations to other publishers are still fulfilling their plans ahead of the acquisition. For example, Shadow Warrior 3 will still be published by Devolver Digital, and Flying Wild Hog apparently has other projects in the works with Jagex and Focus Home Interactive. Zen Studios will apparently work under Saber Interactive and will continue expanding into RPGs, though we hope to continue seeing quality pinball games as well. With so many developers under the Embracer Group umbrella, this Sweden-based publisher is starting to become a powerhouse.
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