Saints Row reviews send Embracer stocks down

The notes of reboot of Saints Row started to leave and the Embracer Group has already started to feel the impact. The reception to the game was not so warm from the specialized press, which ended negatively impacting the stock price of the company, which fell overnight.

The game’s arrival on the market marks the group’s first AAA release, which in recent times has made a lot of acquisitions. Not only has Embracer already secured the purchase of Crystal Dynamics, Eidos Montreal and Square Enix Montreal, for example, it has more recently even purchased the intellectual property for The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings.

Everything looked great until to lift the embargo on the analysis of the new Saints Row, which marks a restart of the franchise and was developed by Deep Silver. Although the game is not considered a complete bomb, many critics seem unimpressed with the long-awaited reboot.

With the news that the game was receiving several unfavorable reviews, Embracer’s share price dropped by about 7% from yesterday to today, reaching the lowest value seen in the last four months according to the website Axios. The negative impact was perhaps already expected by the company, which had previously said that its strategy aims to have many games being produced simultaneously for reduce the blow if one of the projects fails.

The Saints Row reboot marks the start of the series with a slightly less playful tone and is available for PC, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 5, Xbox One and PS4.

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