Metro developers 4A Games have been officially acquired by Embracer Group, the parent company of THQ Nordic and Deep Silver. In an announcement, 4A Games confirmed they are working on a multiplayer experience and brand new IP.
THQ Nordic and Deep Silver parent company The Embracer Group are continuing with acquisitions of game development studios. Today, the company have officially announced another eight acquisitions, including the developers of a popular Metro series - 4A Games.
4A Games teams in Ukraine and Malta are now part of the Embracer Group and the deal also includes the beloved Metro IP, as well as some of the studio's development technology. The acquisition will cost Embracer $36 million for 100 per cent of 4A Games shares. Additionally, 4A Games could get an extra $35 million if they reach certain milestones.
The studio will now work on brand new projects such as a multiplayer Metro game and another title, which is a brand new IP, described as "more ambitious". Here's what 4A Games CEO Dean Sharpe had to say about the future of the studio:
"Embracer Group and Saber Interactive are the perfect partners for 4A Games and for our next phase of growth," Sharpe said. "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."
4A Games have three Metro games behind them and have been working exclusively on this franchise.