In the presentation of the financial results of the last fiscal year, the top management of Embracer Group give ample emphasis to the acquisition of Eidos and Crystal Dynamics to outline the vision of the videogame giant on the future of IP just “absorbed” by Square Enix.
The European holding reminds its shareholders that “At the end of the last quarter of the fiscal year, we further strengthened our development capabilities and our IP portfolio by entering into an agreement with Square Enix to acquire Crystal Dynamics, Eidos Montreal and Square Enix Montreal”.
The senior representatives of the Embracer Group then enter into the merits of the intellectual properties acquired by Square Enix and explicitly mention “Tomb Raider, Deus Ex, Thief and Legacy of Kain. The announcement of the acquisition had an overwhelming and positive response. In these IPs we see great potential, not only in terms of sequels but also in the development of Remake, Remaster , spinoffs and transmedia projects “.
As the members of the Embracer group themselves suggest, the medium-long term plans for the development of new chapters, remastered versions, spin-offs, films or TV series dedicated to Tomb Raider, Deus Ex, Thieft and Legacy of Kain will be drawn up only at the end of the current path undertaken to acquire the development houses and the IPs agreed with Square Enix: in this regard, the holding is confident in underlining how “we expect the transaction to close between July and September“. Only then, then, will we understand the real intentions of Embracer Group regarding the possible arrival on the market of new video games starring Lara Croft and the heroes of the “dormant IPs” of Deus Ex, Thief and Lefacy of Kain.