No AAA Game Coming This Year From Embracer Group

Published: May 20, 2020 9:03 AM /


The logo for holding company Embracer Group

If you're hoping for a new Saints Row game this fiscal year, you're going to be disappointed. Holding company Embracer Group, which counts studios like Koch Media (Deep Silver), THQ Nordic, and Saber Interactive among its subsidiaries, has released its yearly fiscal report. As part of that report, Embracer says it won't release its first AAA game since Metro Exodus until the 2021-22 financial year.

Embracer does say it expects "substantial growth" this financial year thanks to a number of releases it's got in the pipeline. The company namedrops upcoming titles like BiomutantDestroy All HumansIron Harvest, and WWE 2K Battlegrounds (as a distributor) as part of its yearly battle plan. Notably, the report goes on to say that the financial year ending March 2022 will include the first AAA game release for the group since Metro Exodus. From that point onward, Embracer says it plans to release at least one game of AAA scope every year.

A shot from upcoming open-world RPG Biomutant
Upcoming open-world Embracer Group RPG Biomutant doesn't seem to be considered a triple-A title.

With the acquisition of New Jersey-based developer Saber Interactive, Embracer says it has "over 118 games under development". This total includes 69 games the studio has yet to announce. The report also says that Embracer is banking on its extensive back catalog to bring it even more success in the coming financial year. That catalog includes titles like ELEXGoat SimulatorWorld War Z, and the Saints Row franchise, among others.

There's a lot of in-depth financial information in the report too, so if you'd like to know how Embracer Group is doing financially, feel free to take a look at the full report. The report also includes information about how the coronavirus pandemic has affected Embracer, as well as new acquisitions and monies raised for further acquisitions. There's still plenty to look forward to from Embracer this year, but it looks like we won't be expecting a new Saints Row game until next year at the earliest.

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