Deep Silver has announced that we will not see Dead Island, Saints Row, Metro or TimeSplitters during E3 or other upcoming events. It responded to the announcement of the Koch Primetime conference, which falls on Friday, June 11. Deep Silver is just one of many parts of Koch Media, which belongs to the European giant Embracer Group.
The entire Embracer currently has 68 internal studies. They employ over 7,000 people in more than 40 countries around the world.
It is right that the publisher prefers to try to avoid disappointment in advance and openly tells fans that they should not count on something. It’s no coincidence that these brands, which we know will see more sequels, are among the ones that fans bend most often when it comes to events.
On the other hand, you need to be realistic. Just look at the Embracer Group’s portfolio. Today, a huge number of brands and studios belong to its preserve. It cannot be expected that everything will happen. Assume that the entire Embracer currently has 68 internal studies. They employ over 7,000 people in more than 40 countries around the world.
Embracer’s portfolio also includes Czech and Slovak studios: Warhorse Studios, Ashborne Games and Nine Rocks Games.
And the number of projects that this colossus is in development is constantly growing. In the last quarter alone, that number has risen by an incredible 55 percent. While we were recently surprised that the whole Embracer is working on 103 games, now it has 160 of them in production. This is a record for the whole group. More than two-thirds of these games are new brands or titles based on brands that Embracer “plans to revitalize.” According to the company, such IPs have not received any new content for at least five years.
Here, too, it is worth recalling that Embracer’s portfolio also includes Czech and Slovak studios: Warhorse Studios, Ashborne Games and Nine Rocks Games. And besides them, there are teams like Dambuster Studios, Fishlabs, Free Radical Design, Volition, Flying Wild Hog, Tarsier Studios, Coffee Stain Studios, Gearbox, Milestone, Aspyr Media, 4A Games, Bugbear Entertainment, Gunfire Games, Piranha Bytes… Already me do you understand And that’s only a fraction of the total.
To tune in to the Koch Media event head to https://t.co/CLq5syiLzd – it will start at 9pm CEST/12pm PDT. We can’t wait to see everyone’s reaction to their news!
— Deep Silver (@deepsilver) June 4, 2021