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Embracer Games Archive announced with mission to preserve video game history

The Embracer Group has shown no signs of slowing down in its buying spree of video game companies, its latest purchase being the North American studios of Square Enix, Eidos Montreal and Crystal Dynamics. However, it appears that the conglomerate is not only interested in acquiring video game-related businesses, but is also taking steps to preserve video game history.

As spotted by PC Gamer, the group has announced Embracer Games Archive, which, as the name suggests, will take steps to archive as much of the video game industry as possible. The division will be headed by David Boström who will be responsible for running and building the archive vault in Karlstad, Sweden.

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“Imagine a place where all video games, consoles and physical accessories are gathered in one place,” Boström said on the Embracer Group’s website. “And think about all that could mean for gaming culture and enabling video game research. This journey has just begun and we’re at an early stage. But already now we have a great collection to take in. load at Embracer Games Archive premises in Karlstad, Sweden A team of experts has been recruited and will begin to lay the foundation for the archive At Embracer Games Archive, we believe that games carry a legacy that deserves to be celebrated and saved for the future. Our goal is clear: we want to archive and save as much of the video game industry as possible.”


Currently, the Embracer Games Archive’s Karlstad vault contains 50,000 games, consoles and accessories, with a team consisting of an archivist, an archive assistant, a technical engineer and a software manager. supply. The next phase of the archives is to create a database and begin cataloging this year. Eventually, he plans to collaborate with initiatives, museums and institutions to help researchers and journalists find out. Future plans also include exhibiting parts of the archive in several ways.

Archives also seek to purchase unique collections in specific formats. He will post a proper list of games and collections soon, but will be willing to discuss any legitimate digital or physical collections at this time.


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