You may not have heard of the Embracer Group, but I’m sure you know one or two of the companies they own (Koch Media and THQ Nordic, Saber Interactive and Milestone, for starters). Well, between the lot of them, they have a total of 118 games in development at this very moment in time. And 69 of those projects remain unannounced! So, we could expect quite a windfall of games in the next year or so. And surely the odds say a handful of those must be epically good, right?
You’d hope so, at least, if you employed over 3000 developers around the world to do just that…
These figures came to light in their most recent financial report, during which Lars Wingefors (CEO) couldn’t hold back his excitement. In fact, you could say his statement constitutes fighting talk from one of the biggest players in the market.
“I genuinely believe that we have one of the industry’s most exciting pipelines of upcoming games, engaging over 3,000 game developers across the world. With the acquisition of Saber Interactive, the Group currently has over 118 games under development including 69 still yet to be announced titles.”
But is that confidence founded in today’s market?
Well, I’d argue so. For starters there’s the SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom Rehydated launch coming up. And if they manage to shift those rather expensive Collector’s Editions, which must have a demand to fill, they will have done quite well. Then there’s the newly announced Ride 4, which is a series that has gamers have grown fond of. Plus, Biomutant (whenever that sees the light of day). So, yeah, that’s quite an exciting lineup for sure.
Add in all the surprises and you’ve definitely got us glued to our screens, Embracer Group! Please don’t let us down.