Metro developer acquired by THQ Nordic parent company — 4A Games working on a new IP

By Sean Carey,
Embracer Group, the parent company of THQ Nordic, Deep Silver and several other studios and publishers has been snapping up even more game studios recently. The gaming giant announced a bunch of new acquisitions, which includes the likes of Metro series developer, 4A Games and Insurgency developer New World Interactive.

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In a series of press releases, Embracer Group says that it has acquired a total of seven independent games studios. The most notable is probably that of 4A Games who developed the Metro series, including its most recent release, Metro Exodus. 4A Games now falls under the Saber Interactive banner, which Embracer group purchased earlier this year in a deal worth up to $525 million. Embracer has paid $36 million upfront for 4A Games in a mix of cash and newly issued shares.

The press release also mentioned that 4A Games is working on two new projects. One is a multiplayer game that is in collaboration with Saber Interactive, and the second is a AAA title based on a new IP.

Embracer has also acquired New World Interactive, which is responsible for the development and console port of Insurgency: Sandstorm. Financial details of the deal have not been disclosed, but Embracer, through Saber Interactive, now owns New World Interactive's development studios in Denver Colorado and Calgary.

New World Interactive is currently working on the console port of Insurgency: Sandstorm, which has been delayed indefinitely, and a new unannounced IP.
Sean Carey
Written by Sean Carey
Hey, I’m Sean! I joined both TrueAchievements and TrueTrophies as a staff writer in 2019. I’m a big fan of the Metal Gear Solid series and love a good narrative adventure. Most evenings you’ll find me failing to get a win in Call of Duty: Warzone.