4A Games has become well-known for the consistently incredible Metro series of games. From 2010’s Metro 2033 to last year’s Metro Exodus, the studio has become consistently one of the best in the narrative-driven shooter genre in terms of output. The series has led to its fair share of bumps along the way, although it has also been very successful.
So that all means that it was only a matter of time before the studio got snapped up. And now THQ Nordic’s parent organization, Embracer Group, has done just that. The publisher holding organization gains access to all of the IPs and future plans of the developer, but will also combine their efforts to collaborate with another studio, Saber Interactive.
Not only is 4A Games working on more Metro installments, but the team also “has the capacity” to work on another AAA project, says Embracer Group. That’s according to the acquisition post.
The final DLC for Metro Exodus launched in February, so that has left the studio free to pursue other tasks in the meantime. So what exactly does that mean? It seems like Embracer Group will being working on some new games, or they may already have been. As for what that might be, it’s hard to say.
In the press release, 4A Games CEO Dean Sharpe spoke about what the team is up to. ”Embracer Group and Saber Interactive are the perfect partners for 4A Games and for our next phase of growth.” Sharpe also announced some exciting news about the future of the Metro series. “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,” said Sharpe.