Embracer Group picked up 4A Video games, its proprietary sport engine and the Metro IP within the deal. The Ukraine-based firm will now “function as an unbiased studio below Saber Interactive,” which Embracer additionally acquired this 12 months.
As for what’s subsequent for the studio within the wake of the acquisition, 4A Video games CEO Dean Sharpe issued an announcement: “Collectively we are going to proceed to construct on the Metro franchise and can concentrate on bringing a multiplayer expertise to our fanbase.” Sharpe additionally added that the crew is trying ahead “to constructing a brand new and much more formidable AAA IP within the close to future.”4A might be working with Saber collaboratively on “a wholly new venture that mixes the AAA manufacturing values of 4A video games” and the “mixed engine and know-how know-how and Saber’s expertise on multiplayer and dwell operations.”
So it appears to be like like 4A Video games is engaged on two new tasks proper now, a brand new Metro venture in collaboration with Saber Interactive which will function multiplayer, and a brand new AAA IP. Not glad with simply 4A Video games, Embracer Group has additionally picked up Sola Media, Pow Wow Leisure, Palindrome Interactive, Uncommon Earth Video games, Deca Video games, New World Interactive and Vermila Studios in its most recent acquisition spree.
The discharge notes how this information marks an “essential milestone” for the connection between 4A Video games and Deep Silver/Koch Media, the publishing arm of the Metro collection which can also be owned by Embracer Group. In different Embracer Group information, it was introduced again in Could of this 12 months that the holding firm has 69 unannounced video games.
We reviewed 4A Video games’ newest outing Metro Exodus in February 2019, scoring it an 8.5 and calling it “the very best Metro sport but.”
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