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Embracer Group merges with Gearbox & Easybrain


Gearbox :

https://embracer.com/release/embracer-group-merges-with-the-gearbox-entertainment-company-and-form-a-seventh-operating-group/


Easybrain :

https://embracer.com/release/embracer-group-to-merge-with-easybrain-forming-eighth-operating-group/

also acquires Aspyr Media

https://embracer.com/release/embracer-group-acquires-aspyr-media/



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Wow, everybody buying everybody, sony gotta act quick or tencent might get someone we don't want them to acquire . sony please save squaree enix leave other asian devs for someone else the longer it waits tencent might strike . I'd ignore sega since they bleeding and arcades were lost. square is healthy



I game on all consoles and PC

I might get accused of Tinfoil hatting, but i have this to say

Having 68 studio’s at their grasp (and way more to come), pretty much owning the AA space and now moving on to AAA Studio Acquisitions, and mostly by loans/debt nonetheless is very suspicious to me

I have a huge (bad) feeling that they’re a Proxy game industry acquisition group working for a Trillion dollar company (Apple, Amazon, Google, or god forbid tencent) and at the end to be gobbled by one of them as a whole package of Studios/IP’s for billions of dollars to support their cloud/subscription platform with content (Apple arcade/Amazon Luna/Stadia) instead of one of the big 4 buying 1 or 2 publishers and risk having bad publicity in short term (like Microsoft with consolidation accusations), or worse by starting your own studio’s from scratch and end up like Stadia/Amazon internal studios

Mark my words, a Huge trillion dollar company is behind all of this

Last edited by B6a6es - on 03 February 2021

dx11332sega said:

Wow, everybody buying everybody, sony gotta act quick or tencent might get someone we don't want them to acquire . sony please save squaree enix leave other asian devs for someone else the longer it waits tencent might strike . I'd ignore sega since they bleeding and arcades were lost. square is healthy

Ah yes have Sony gobble up franchises to never release on any platform but their own. I'd prefer Microsoft get it so at least it sees other platforms. Sony owning most major studios would just be bad for gaming as a whole.



errorpwns said:
dx11332sega said:

Wow, everybody buying everybody, sony gotta act quick or tencent might get someone we don't want them to acquire . sony please save squaree enix leave other asian devs for someone else the longer it waits tencent might strike . I'd ignore sega since they bleeding and arcades were lost. square is healthy

Ah yes have Sony gobble up franchises to never release on any platform but their own. I'd prefer Microsoft get it so at least it sees other platforms. Sony owning most major studios would just be bad for gaming as a whole.

I like Microsoft too  like ubisoft + Microsoft is great , While Sony gets square and konami , everybody  acquiring  spree this generation ;O



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Tencent bought another studo just now https://forums.kleientertainment.com/forums/topic/126355-studio-announcement/?tab=comments#comment-1419575



I game on all consoles and PC

This gonna be weird , I hope Microsoft gets Sega , I didn't want nobody getting them but it's acquisition season everybody swallowing others ,I have no faith in nooone helping on shenmue 4 especially sony making them kick start instead of funding, EA would shut Sega down, Amazon unproven might pull a stadia on Sega, nintendo was a huge rival back then I loved the Sega does what nintendon't, And embracer group I don't want them, This hurts me everybody in buying season many years.



I game on all consoles and PC

The embracer stock went up 13,5% after this annoucement as off this post



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dx11332sega said:

This gonna be weird , I hope Microsoft gets Sega , I didn't want nobody getting them but it's acquisition season everybody swallowing others ,I have no faith in nooone helping on shenmue 4 especially sony making them kick start instead of funding, EA would shut Sega down, Amazon unproven might pull a stadia on Sega, nintendo was a huge rival back then I loved the Sega does what nintendon't, And embracer group I don't want them, This hurts me everybody in buying season many years.

If Sega is looking to sell.... maybe start with Atlus, and give Sony (or nintendo) a shot?

Atlus is legit the best part of sega these days, and its strengths, is in game types that dont appeal to most american xbox users.
(how well would SMT & Persona sell on xbox? not well I think, and its their main strength, games like that)

MS can have the rest, old sega IP's basically arnt worth much these days.
MS could spit out of bunch of low quality budget, Sega IP games for gamepass with it.



B6a6es said:

I might get accused to Tinfoil hatting, but i have this to say

Having 68 studio’s at their grasp (and way more to come), pretty much owning the AA space and now moving on to AAA Studio Acquisitions, and mostly by loans/debt nonetheless is very suspicious to me

I have a huge (bad) feeling that they’re a Proxy game industry acquisition group working for a Trillion dollar company (Apple, Amazon, Google, or god forbid tencent) and at the end to be gobbled by one of them as a whole package of Studios/IP’s for billions of dollars to support their cloud/subscription platform with content (Apple arcade/Amazon Luna/Stadia) instead of one of the big 4 buying 1 or 2 publishers and risk having bad publicity in short term (like Microsoft with consolidation accusations), or worse by starting your own studio’s from scratch and end up like Stadia/Amazon internal studios

Mark my words, a Huge trillion dollar company is behind all of this

Honestly doesnt sound that far fetched.