Embracer Group, the parent company of THQ Nordic, has acquired the developers behind Metro 2033 and Metro Exodus, 4A Games. In addition, Embracer Group has acquired DECA Games, New World Interactive, Palindrome Interactive, Pow Wow Entertainment, Sola Media, Rare Earth Games, and Vermila Studios.
Matt Karch, CEO Saber Interactive and Director of the Embracer Board, said:
“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.”
From what we know so far, 4A Games is currently working on the next Metro game. While we don’t know much, we know that Dmitry Glukhovsky, author of the Metro novels, will write the game’s story. Since the game has not been officially announced yet, we can also assume that it will be coming on next-gen platforms. We can also assume that it will be using a new version of the 4A Engine. Additionally, my guess is that this new Metro game will also feature Ray Tracing effects. After all, Metro Exodus offers some of the best Ray Tracing effects to date.
Speaking of Metro Exodus, the game does no longer have the Denuvo anti-tamper tech. Sadly, and even though Metro Exodus was one of the first games to support DLSS, it does not support its latest version, DLSS 2.0.
Stay tuned for more!