The Lord of the Rings, Killing Floor, etc. were annexed by the Embracer Group

hugger groupKnown for its growing collection of video game studios and IPs, it’s eaten up even more with the news that Lord of the Rings and Middle-earth now fall under the Embracer umbrella. This means that any new game, TV show or other type of media released in Tolkien’s world will be released under the huge eyes of the Embracer Group.

Embracer Group executives have also hunted around and snagged some other notable video game companies, including Killing Floor developer Tripwire Interactive (who also published Knights 2 in 2021). Teardown developer Tuxedo Labs has also been acquired.

Speaking of Embracer, remember when they took Lara Croft from Square?

They also went to grab a limited run game! This last one might sound familiar to those of you who like fancy physical versions of video games, since they’ve been making limited special edition games for years. All in all, it’s been a huge win for Embracer, who seem to be getting closer to gobbling up an entire industry every month.

John Gibson, the former president of Tripware Games, was at the center of controversy late last year After their tweets in support of Texas abortion ban, leading to their ouster from their positions, and the resulting alienation of some studios from Tripwire. Since then, the studio has continued to update Killing Floor 2 and promote Deceive Inc, which the company released alongside Sweet Bandits Studios.

What are your thoughts on these acquisitions? Let us know below and what results you would like to see from these industry initiatives. For more Embracer-related news, check out our report on the Embracer Group looking to “remake, remake” games like Tomb Raider and Deus Ex after previous shopping sprees and Derivatives”.