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Embracer establishes the Embracer Games Archive to “save as much of the games industry as possible”

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Formerly known as THQ Nordic, Embracer Group has announced a new plan to store video games to “archive and store as much of the video game industry as possible.”

“For us, games aren’t just games, they’re a culture!” The company announced in a glossy way. New web page Embracer Games Archive (Thank you, PC gamer). “This was created by great people with creative ideas. We want to preserve and contribute to the long-term game culture by building a large archive of physical games. ”

The project was newly launched, but has already successfully archived 50,000 “games, consoles and accessories” at its hub in Karlstad, Sweden, with CEO, archive assistant, technical engineer and supply manager. I am hiring.

In the future, we plan to build a database and catalog by the end of the year, hoping for “network and collaboration” with “initiatives, museums, institutions”. The project will also exhibit part of the archive “through satellite exhibits locally and elsewhere.”

There is no official “recruitment list” yet, but the team encourages collectors to contact them if they have something to sell.

“Imagine a place where all the physical video games, consoles and accessories are in the same place,” writes David Boström, CEO of Embracer Games Archive. “And think about how it makes sense to enable the culture of games and the study of video games. This journey is just beginning and we are in the early stages.

“At Embracer Games Archive, we believe that games have a legacy that is worth celebrating and protecting for the future. Our goal is clear. We want to archive and store as many video gaming industries as possible. increase.”

Embracer has purchased rights to major franchises such as Tomb Raider and Deus Ex from Square Enix. Earlier this month, Embracer emphasized expectations for the future after the acquisition: “Since the end of the quarter, we have further strengthened our development capabilities and IP portfolio by signing an agreement to acquire Crystal Dynamics and Eidos Montreal. SquareEnixMontreal including Tomb Raider, Deus Ex, Thief, LegacyofKain and other IPs. It also owns Gearboxthat too.

“There is great potential not only for sequels, but also for remakes, remasters, spin-offs, and group-wide transmedia projects.”

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