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Embracer Group swallows up even more developers and publishers

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Embracer Group has announced today that they (or their direct subsidiary companies) have acquired a bunch more developers and publishers and so the concerning consolidation continues.

For those that don't know Embracer Group already own the likes of THQ Nordic GmbH, Koch Media GmbH/Deep Silver, Coffee Stain AB, Amplifier Game Invest, Saber Interactive, DECA Games, Gearbox Entertainment and Easybrain. It goes further since there's also over 60 game studios owned all together with the likes of Aspyr Media, Volition, Warhorse, Flying Wild Hog, 4A Games, New World Interactive and the list just goes on.

Today they've grown even fatter with:

  • Crazy Labs
  • Ghost Ship Games
  • Easy Trigger
  • Force Field
  • DigixArt
  • Slipgate Ironworks
  • 3D Realms
  • Grimfrost

So they really do now have a massive world-wide presence and no doubt there will be more to come. That's a huge amount of publishing power for one company to have.

From the press release:

I am excited to welcome more than 500 great talents across a wide range of well established businesses that further diversify and strengthen the group across the world from day one. Brick by brick we continue to improve our operating groups and consequently Embracer as a whole. We still have a strong balance sheet with a sizable net cash position to support further M&A going forward. We continue to have many ongoing discussions with entrepreneurs, creators and companies to join the family, including large or transformative companies that would create new operating groups. I’m looking forward to continue growing the Embracer Group both organically and in-organically the decades to come.” says Lars Wingefors, co-founder and Group CEO of Embracer.

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Well at this point I don't think things can be any worse for 3DRealms, maybe they can actually make a proper Duke Nukem 3D sequel game? DNF did so much damage to the duke!
Lofty 5 Aug
Quoting: tuubi
Quoting: kuhpunktEmbrace, extend, extinguish?
There's bound to be an Extender Group looming in the background, biding their time to acquire Embracer, and finally an Extinguisher Group that snags the whole bunch just before they declare bankruptcy and go down in flames. (No, wait...)

Anyway, I'm sure it's all a big conspiracy.

Careful, having your own opinion is a conspiracy theory these days.
tuubi 5 Aug
Quoting: Lofty
Quoting: tuubi
Quoting: kuhpunktEmbrace, extend, extinguish?
There's bound to be an Extender Group looming in the background, biding their time to acquire Embracer, and finally an Extinguisher Group that snags the whole bunch just before they declare bankruptcy and go down in flames. (No, wait...)

Anyway, I'm sure it's all a big conspiracy.

Careful, having your own opinion is a conspiracy theory these days.

I've got plenty of opinions and I'm not shy about speaking my mind, yet nobody has ever called me a conspiracy theorist. Maybe I need to try harder?
Lofty 5 Aug
Quoting: tuubi
Quoting: Lofty
Quoting: tuubi
Quoting: kuhpunktEmbrace, extend, extinguish?
There's bound to be an Extender Group looming in the background, biding their time to acquire Embracer, and finally an Extinguisher Group that snags the whole bunch just before they declare bankruptcy and go down in flames. (No, wait...)

Anyway, I'm sure it's all a big conspiracy.

Careful, having your own opinion is a conspiracy theory these days.

I've got plenty of opinions and I'm not shy about speaking my mind, yet nobody has ever called me a conspiracy theorist. Maybe I need to try harder?

There's no effort required. Just choose a counter narrative and your given a special shiny hat and told to sit in the corner whilst all the big kids walk themselves off the edge of that existential cliff.
Eike 5 Aug
Quoting: LoftyThere's no effort required. Just choose a counter narrative and your given a special shiny hat and told to sit in the corner whilst all the big kids walk themselves off the edge of that existential cliff.

I've often heard this claim, but never actually seen anybody called conspiracy theorist that didn't actually tell, well, something that was a conspiracy theory in the end. I don't care if that was "effort" or "counter", it was nonsense (and it included many people doing secret stuff over them normal people).
Smoke39 5 Aug
Quoting: TheRiddickWell at this point I don't think things can be any worse for 3DRealms, maybe they can actually make a proper Duke Nukem 3D sequel game? DNF did so much damage to the duke!
I guess that's not inconceivable now that Gearbox and 3DR are owned by the same company, but I'm not getting my hopes up.

What's so dire for 3DR? Ion Fury was great and is getting an expansion, Ghostrunner was well received, and they've got a bunch of promising stuff coming up like Wrath, Graven, and Core Decay. They were kinda fumbling in the past with stuff like Bombshell, but they seem to be chugging along pretty well to me now?
Lofty 5 Aug
Quoting: Eike
Quoting: LoftyThere's no effort required. Just choose a counter narrative and your given a special shiny hat and told to sit in the corner whilst all the big kids walk themselves off the edge of that existential cliff.

I've often heard this claim, but never actually seen anybody called conspiracy theorist that didn't actually tell, well, something that was a conspiracy theory in the end. I don't care if that was "effort" or "counter", it was nonsense (and it included many people doing secret stuff over them normal people).

i agree with your anecdotal evidence.
elmapul 5 Aug
Quoting: Eike
Quoting: LoftyThere's no effort required. Just choose a counter narrative and your given a special shiny hat and told to sit in the corner whilst all the big kids walk themselves off the edge of that existential cliff.

I've often heard this claim, but never actually seen anybody called conspiracy theorist that didn't actually tell, well, something that was a conspiracy theory in the end. I don't care if that was "effort" or "counter", it was nonsense (and it included many people doing secret stuff over them normal people).

here on my country many people believed that covid was just an conpiration to break the economy and implement comunism or something like that...
Eike 6 Aug
Quoting: elmapulhere on my country many people believed that covid was just an conpiration to break the economy and implement comunism or something like that...

I fear those exist in most countries. Of course, they're not conspiracy theorist, it's just a counter narrative (including a huge conspiracy). When I show them the death toll, they usually insult or ignore me. They're not able to put facts above their cemented world view. And at the same, they praise their open mind and critical thinking...
Quoting: Lars Wingefors, co-founder and Group CEO of Embracer.“I’m looking forward to continue growing the Embracer Group both organically and in-organically the decades to come.”
How do you in-organically grow a group?
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