All publications by tag «Saber Interactive»
Beamdog, studio behind Baldur’s Gate remasters, reportedly lays off 25 people as part of Embracer Group’s restructuring
Beamdog, best known for remasters of classic RPGs like Baldur’s Gate and Planescape: Torment, has reportedly been hit with layoffs. It appears to be another victim of the ongoing restructuring at Embracer Grpoup, which acquired the studio last year.
Zen Studios on its Victorian steampunk RPG Circus Electrique, passion for pinball, and life under Saber
Launched on September 6, Circus Electrique combines Darkest Dungeon-like fights with circus management and puts it all in the grotesque setting of the steampunk Victorian London. We spoke with the Hungarian team Zen Studios about the game’s mechanics, their relationship with Saber Interactive, and their love for pinball.
Report: Saber may take over Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic remake amid Aspyr Media shakeup
Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic remake might be in “serious trouble” after three years into development. Aspyr Media has put the game on pause, with some devs thinking it will be taken over by another studio.
34BigThings’ Valerio Di Donato on how a year under Saber has treated the studio
In November 2020, Embracer Group acquired a 100 percent stake in Turin, Italy-based 34BigThings through its subsidiary Saber Interactive. We caught up with Valerio Di Donato, CEO at 34BigThings, to discuss how, if at all, the acquisition by the corporate giant has changed the studio that has always prided itself on the freedom to be “superweird.”
CD Projekt to finish The Witcher 3’s next-gen version in-house, postpones it indefinitely
CD Projekt has delayed the next-gen version of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, which has been in development by Saber Interactive. The Polish company will finish the production itself, though it is unclear when the upgrade will come out.
Embracer Group snaps up QA studio Bytex known for working on games like SnowRunner and World War Z
Embracer has acquired another studio through its subsidiary Saber Interactive. The Swedish holding company now has a 100% stake in Russian studio Bytex. The financial terms of the deal, however, remain undisclosed.
Tim Willits on the games that shaped the industry and the technology that shaped these games
Tim Willits, chief creative officer at Saber Interactive and former studio director and level designer of id Software, is one of the key people behind the DOOM, Quake, and Rage franchises. We caught up with Tim amid WN Winter’21 in a futile attempt to capture his 25+ years in video games, as well as to find out what he’s up to these days.
World War Z generated 42% of publisher’s total revenue in first fiscal quarter
World War Z zombie shooter dramatically boosted revenue growth for Focus Home Interactive in the first fiscal quarter. The game developed by Saber Interactive is responsible for 42% of the publisher’s earnings for the period.