Baldur’s Gate, MythForce studio to be acquired by Aspyr

Beamdog, the Canadian studio and publisher responsible for the modern port of the Baldur’s Gate game, will be acquired by Aspyr Media, the latter announced. Aspyr is a Texas-based developer and publisher that focuses primarily on ports, but is part of the rapidly growing Embracer Group. Since the start of 2020, the latter has made 62 acquisition sprees worth about $8.1 billion. Financial Times.

There is a real side salad. Aspyr is a subsidiary of Sabre Interactive, itself a subsidiary of the behemoth Embracer Group, which has as many as 10 direct subsidiaries (excluding subsidiary subsidiaries!). These include Gearbox, Koch Media, THQ Nordic and Dark Horse Media. Suffice to say, Beamdog will soon belong to a very, very large company with a market cap of $9.9 billion.