13 Aug 2020 EMBRACER GROUP ACQUIRES 4A GAMES
Embracer Group, through its wholly-owned subsidiary Saber Interactive, has entered into an agreement to acquire Malta-based 4A Games Limited. 4A Games is the top-tier independent AAA PC and Console developer behind the successful Metro franchise and a long-term development partner to Embracer-owned publisher Deep Silver. Through the acquisition, Saber Interactive onboards a team of 150+ people across two studios in Malta and Ukraine as well as best-in-class internally developed and owned First-Person-Shooter (“FPS”) technology to the Group.
“With the acquisition of 4A Games, Saber Interactive is locking-up one of the best indie studios in the industry with the potential and capacity to take on another AAA project and are also internalizing the value of existing and future IPs into the Group. Saber solidifies its position as a leader in the CIS and Ukrainian game developer market. Combining our technology and capabilities with 4A Games presents tremendous opportunity for growth and expansion” says Matt Karch, CEO Saber Interactive Inc., Director of the Embracer Board.
Within the Embracer Group, 4A Games will operate as an independent studio under Saber Interactive. 4A Games will significantly strengthen Saber’s development capabilities in Ukraine and are currently collaborating on an entirely new project that combines the AAA production values of 4A Games with Saber’s combined engine and technology know-how as well as experience on multiplayer and live operations. 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. Together we will continue to build on the Metro franchise and will focus on bringing a multiplayer experience to our fanbase. We look forward to building a new and even more ambitious AAA IP in the near future” says Dean Sharpe, CEO 4A Games.