THQ Nordic parent company acquires eight studios

THQ Nordic parent company acquires eight studios

THQ Nordic parent company Embracer Group is on a studio shopping spree. The company acquired eight new studios, including the devs for Metro and Insurgency.

THQ Nordic is not the only studio under Embracer’s umbrella. Now, they also have 4A Games, Deca Games, New World Interactive, and Palindrome. Embracer also acquired Pow Wow Entertainment, Sola Media, Vermila Studios, and Rare Earth Games.

4A Games and New World Interactive now under the same team

The massive acquisition spree is unbelievable, considering some on the list are big studios. 4A Games, for example, handles the development for the Metro series. New World Interactive is the studio behind Insurgency and Day of Infamy.


The other studios they got are specialist studios in their own right. For starters, DECA Games are experts in live and free to play game segments. Palindrome Interactive is a rookie dev team for the strategy game Immortal Realms: Vampire Wars.

Rare Earth Games is a team of veterans in action-based multiplayer games. Meanwhile, Pow Wow Entertainment developed Misbits, a multiplayer action title. Sola Media handles international film and TV rights, while Vermila Studios are horror FPS devs.

So far, Embracer Group put 4A and New World under their Saber Interactive subsidiary. Saber Interactive is among the studios that Embracer acquired earlier this year. As the news of the acquisition came, 4A Games is looking to leverage their expertise.

According to a press release, “4A Games has also initiated development on a brand new AAA IP that leverages its decade of experience on developing the Metro series.”

“Embracer Group and Saber Interactive are the perfect partners for 4A Games and for our next phase of growth,” said 4A Games boss Dean Sharpe. “Together we will continue to build on the Metro franchise and will focus on bringing a multiplayer experience to our fan base. We look forward to building a new and even more ambitious AAA IP in the near future.”

Embracer Group likely to capitalize on action multiplayer market

THQ Nordic’s parent company made acquisitions that made sense. From the looks of the studios they got, the company is gearing towards a multiplayer “Metro.” Furthermore, it’s intriguing to find out what kind of game 4A has on their sleeve.

Embracer’s new studios point out into action multiplayer games across all platforms. The acquisitions likely will work towards titles that take advantage of each studio’s strength. Action multiplayer games like PUBG and Fall Guys seem to create a trend Embracer is trying to ride.

Whatever the future is, THQ Nordic and Embracer Group, in general, are growing. Their acquisitions are likely to pay dividends if they use them right.

Images courtesy of metrovideogame, Insurgency: Sandstorm/Youtube Screenshot

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