Nintendo buys a studio from Embracer, a good move?

In the video game industry, certain studios are little known to the general public, because they operate under the direction of more renowned studios. The name of Shiver Entertainment rarely makes the headlineshowever, it belongs to Embracer Group and was linked to Saber Interactive before the latter gained independence last March.

Except that now, the studio no longer has any connection with Embrace. Nintendo has just announced the acquisition of Shiver Entertainment, for an unknown amount, but this should have “only a minor effect” on the results of its fiscal year. But why Nintendo did he redeem Shiver ? Well the studio specializes in portagesthe Japanese manufacturer wants to secure its services for its next console, but hey… Shiver is not Saber.

In the press release formalizing this takeover, Nintendo reminds that Shiver Entertainment is behind the Switch ports of Hogwarts Legacy: Hogwarts Legacy and Mortal Kombat 1… On its official websitethe studio cites Madden NFL, FIFA, Need for Speed or Guitar Herobut Nintendo chose to highlight these two games. The Switch port of Hogwarts Legacy: Hogwarts Legacy is complicated, it must be said that the base game was designed for the new generation of home consoles, but in the case of Mortal Kombat 11, it was so catastrophic that Ed Boon apologized. The boss of NetherRealm Studios still suggested that the publisher Warner Bros. Games had pushed the developers to release this port at the same time as the others. If Shiver Entertainment is not pressed for time, he can do beautiful things.

But above all, if Nintendo quoted Hogwarts Legacy: Hogwarts Legacy And Mortal Kombat 1is that sales are good. Shiver Entertainment will continue to develop ports for Switch, but also for other consoles, and the employees must be delighted to be bought by Nintendo. Between layoffs and studio closures here and there, being under the aegis of the Japanese giant is reassuring.

Even if Nintendo doesn’t have buying fever, he follows the trend, no doubt out of obligation. If he himself does not buy a few studios, other manufacturers or large groups will do so. The manufacturer of the Switch ensures that it has a studio specializing in ports in its ranks, that’s quite a good thing. You can find Hogwarts Legacy: Hogwarts Legacy on Nintendo Switch from €39 on Amazon, Cdiscount And Fnac.

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