Metro And Insurgency Developers Acquired By THQ Nordic Parent Company

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Embracer Group, the parent company of THQ Nordic, has acquired new game development studios, including 4A Games, developer of the Metro games, and New World Interactive, the studio that created Insurgency and Day of Infamy. Both of these acquired studios are said to be kept under the Saber Interactive subsidiary, which was also bought back in February.

Along with this news, we also have some interesting information about the games being developed by 4A Games and New World Interactive. 4A Games is said to be working on a new AAA IP that "leverages its decade of experience on developing the Metro series." Additionally, the developer is also teaming up with Saber Interactive to work on a new multiplayer game. Despite being acquired by Embracer Group, 4A Games and Metro publisher Deep Silver will continue to work on the Metro franchise.

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

It seems that a new multiplayer game set in the Metro Universe could be a possibility. However, the most interesting part of the announcement is the brand-new AAA title that's in the works. It'll be interesting to see a non-Metro game developed by 4A Games.

Meanwhile, New World Interactive is said to be working on something new as well. The developer has teamed up with Saber Interactive to work on Insurgency: Sandstorm's console port and is also looking into expanding under Embracer Group by expanding its Calgary studio and setting up another studio in Montreal.

Apart from 4A Games and New World Interactive, Embracer Group has also acquired Pow Wow Entertainment, Sola Media, DECA Games, Palindrome Interactive, Rare Earth Games, and Vermilla Studios.

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