Parent company THQ Nordic bought Saber Interactive – creators of World War Z

According to company representatives, the studio will maintain its independence.

Saber Studios in Belarus, Russia, Spain, Portugal and Sweden will be part of the Embracer Group, which owns the publisher THQ Nordic. According to the report , the deal amounted to $ 150 million, plus a contingent consideration of $ 375 million (Saber owners should make this money themselves in the near future).

Saber Interactive will become the fifth operating group of the Embracer Group, and co-founders and owners of Saber Interactive Matthew Karch and Andrei Iones together will become the second largest shareholders of the Embracer Group.

We were interested in Saber Interactive for a very long time – thanks to the long history of the studio and its quality work.

Their ambitious steps toward self-financing were particularly impressive, especially with the release of World War Z, which sold more than three million copies.

Lars Wingfors

CEO Embracer Group.

In 2019, the Embracer Group and THQ Nordic also acquired Warhorse, a Kingdom Come development studio: Deliverance, Gunfire Games , creators of Darksiders III and Tarsier , authors of Little Nightmares.

Saber Interactive is known not only for its own releases like TimeShift, but also for the ports of famous games on Switch, including the portable version of The Witcher 3.

Saber is the largest office in St. Petersburg.

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