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Embracer Group has acquired the maker of Deep Rock Galactic, Huntdown, and six other studios

By Sherif Saed 5 August 2021 12:26 GMT Embracer Group is expanding its studio portfolio further with eight new teams.Embracer Group, the parent company of THQ Nordic, Koch Media, and many other publishers and developers, has announced today the acquisition of eight established studios. The teams will fall under Embracer’s various arms, bringing the group’s total size to over 8,000 employees.Watch on YouTubeWithin the premium games space, Coffee Stain will now own Deep Rock Galactic developer Ghost Ship, and Huntdown maker Easy Trigger. Koch Media, through its subsidiary Vertigo Games, has acquired VR developer Forcefield. Koch is also now the…

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Metro Exodus developer 4A Games is hiring staff to work on a new IP

By Dom Peppiatt 5 July 2021 20:02 GMT It looks like developer 4A Games is working on a new game in a new triple-A IP, alongside Metro 4, as per new job listings.A selection of new job listings from 4A Games’ careers page (via PSU) suggests that the studio is hard at work on a new ‘triple-A IP’. One of the openings at the studio is for a senior game designer, so it seems likely that the game is still in the early stages of development of “a new AAA IP by the makers of the Metro series”.But what will…

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Payday 3 is coming to consoles and PC in 2023

By Stephany Nunneley, Friday, 19 March 2021 13:14 GMT Starbreeze has announced a release window for Payday 3.Coming in 2023, Payday 3 will be made available on PC and consoles.While console platforms weren’t announced, it’s safe to assume PS5 and Xbox Series X/S will be included.Additional content and functionalities are planned for the long term beyond the original release date.Alongside the release window, Starbreeze also announced a co-publishing deal with Koch Media with Starbreeze retaining ownership of the Payday IP.“We are excited to announce this exclusive long-term Payday 3 co-publishing deal with Koch Media who shares our passion for the…

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Metro Exodus Enhanced Edition promises 4K 60fps ray tracing on PS5 and Xbox Series X

4A Games has revealed more updates about Metro Exodus Enhanced Edition for PS5 and Xbox Series S|X, which will include 4K resolution, fully ray-traced lighting, and more besides.As per a new statement on 4A Games’ website, the next-gen version of the game will have full ray-tracing support for practically every light source in the game, which should help immerse you more than ever in its ruined post-apocalyptic world.As was hinted at last year, the next-gen version of the game will also feature optimised shaders, 4K textures, and a FOV slider for those of you that want more control over the…

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King’s Bounty 2 no longer out in March, now slated for August 24

King’s Bounty 2 has a new release date.1C Entertainment and Koch Media today have announced the release of King’s Bounty 2 has been moved to August.The upcoming entry in the turn-based tactical role-playing series will be released on August 24. It was originally slated for March, but the team needs more time to ensure it has adequate time to deliver the best possible experience.“We are currently at a stage where the content is complete and playable, but we need more time to finish playtesting, fixing, and polishing,” said producer Denis Maltzev. “The revised launch date will give us additional time…