The Embracer Group continues its spree of acquisitions with some very high-profile companies being involved. Dark Horse Media, which is known for comic book properties like 300, Hellboy, Sin City and more, has been acquired and will be the group’s tenth operative group. Founder and CEO Mike Richardson will stay on as the Embracer Group looks to “strengthen its transmedia capabilities by adding expertise in content development, comics publishing, and film and TV production.”
Neverwinter developer Cryptic Studios and publisher Perfect World Entertainment has also been acquired through the Gearbox Entertainment Company. Perfect World will act as a subsidiary for Gearbox going forward with a new title planned for launch in 2022 and five more releases coming by 2024. Animation studio DIGIC, which is known for its cinematics and trailers, and developer Shiver Entertainment have also been acquired via Saber Interactive.
The latter was founded by veterans John Schappert and Jason Andersen with a focus on development and porting titles of various genres and across different platforms. With the new year upon us, what other companies will the Embracer Group add to its roster? Stay tuned for more details in the coming months.