Crystal Dynamics Takes Control of the Tomb Raider Franchise from Square Enix

Crystal Dynamics Takes Control of the Tomb Raider Franchise from Square Enix

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Matt Lorrigan

Former Square Enix studios, Crystal Dynamics and Eidos Montreal, are now the owners of the games they develop, following their acquisition by Embracer Group.

Square Enix sold their western studios to Embracer Group earlier this year, along with plenty of IP. Now, Crystal Dynamics has revealed that it has taken control of several of those game franchises.

“We are excited to inform you that Crystal Dynamics has taken control of several game franchises - including Tomb Raider and Legacy of Kain - from the games’ previous owner, Square Enix Limited,” said a statement.

“As a result of this change, Crystal Dynamics (or its affiliate) is now the owner of these games and the controller of the gameplay and personal data related to them. We look forward to taking this new and exciting journey with you!”

Similarly, Eidos Montreal put out a statement explaining it has also taken control of franchises such as Deus Ex and Thief.

“To put things simply, the big change is that Eidos-Montréal (or its affiliates) is now the owner of the games it developed, like the Deus Ex and Thief games, and the controller of the data obtained from the various gameplay metrics tracked in its titles. From all of us at Eidos-Montréal, thank you for playing our games and for your continuous support!”

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  • One can hope they do a new Legacy of Kain game and remaster the originals. It's about time we get at least something..
  • Let’s hope they fix one of the tomb raiders can’t remember which one but you can’t get the achievement for the challenges if you play the game on the series x
  • I’d much rather see Soul Reaver remake but won’t complain about Legacy of Jain either lol. Or remake whole saga from ground up.
  • @ViNyLek I would love a remake of Legacy of Jain: Joul Reaver
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