In May, we received the news: Swedish Embracer buys Crystal Dynamics, Eidos Montréal and Square Enix Montréal from Square Enix for 18 billion dollars. Of course, such a deal does not happen overnight, but now each studio has gained full control over the respective brands.
For example, Crystal Dynamics reports on Tomb Raider and Legacy of Kain .
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.
Thus, notes Crystal Dynamics, they are now the owners of the games and have control. Even Eidos Montréal has updated its information , and thus has the IP Deus Ex under its wings.
As I said, Embracer is the new owner of the various studios, and wants “remakes, remasters, spinoffs” .