The Embracer Group is back yet again doing what it does best: acquiring a load of studios all at once. The new wave of acquisitions sees MMO developer Perfect World Entertainment bought up by the company as well as DIGIC, Spotfilm Networx, and Shiver Entertainment. Embracer Group has also added Dark Horse to its roster, which produces comic books and is very popular for doing so.
Perfect World Entertainment cost Embracer Group $125 million, acquiring 100 per cent of its shares. Known for the Neverwinter and Star Trek Online MMOs, its publishing department has also helped to put out Torchlight and Remnant: From the Ashes. And on the topic of the Dark Horse pickup, founder and CEO Mike Richardson said: "I can’t express the excitement I feel as Dark Horse moves into this new chapter in our history. The synergies that exist with the Embracer network of companies promises exciting new opportunities not only for Dark Horse, but also for the creators and companies we work with."
This latest wave of acquisitions takes the company's total up to a frankly absurd 40. Try and match that, Sony and Microsoft. The crazy thing is Embracer Group wants to match that total in 2022. This is only the beginning as the company continues to expand.