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Crystal Dynamics Now Control The Tomb Raider & Legacy Of Kain Franchises


Posted on September 8, 2022 by Tyler Nienburg

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Earlier this year Square Enix sold Crystal Dynamics, Eidos Montreal and Square Enix Montreal to Embracer Group which also means they acquired IP such as Tomb Raider, Deus Ex, Thief and Legacy of Kain.

On September 5th Crystal Dynamics released a statement sharing that they now have full control of the Tomb Raider and Legacy of Kain 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.

 

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”

Eidos-Montréal released a statement around the same time as well sharing that they now have taken full control of the Deus Ex and Thief games from Square Enix.

“As we’ve left Square Enix Ltd and joined the Embracer Group, we are starting an exciting new chapter in Eidos-Montréal’s history. While it’s not quite as exciting, it also means we have to let you know that we’ve updated our Terms of Service and Privacy Notice!

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.”

The completion of the Embracer Group acquisition took place on August 26, 2022.

With both of these studios being away from Square Enix and now with Embracer Group are you excited for what’s to come and do you expect more creativity to upcoming games such as the next Tomb Raider?

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Tyler ‘Tyboy’ Nienburg released Rectify Gaming back on December 17th, 2013.Feel free to contact the head of Rectify at Tyler@Rectifygaming.com