Game news Legacy of Kain: 100,000 players give their opinion on a return of the cult saga!
Published on 11/18/2022 at 11:04
We had already told you about it, Crystal Dynamics was surveying its players about the Legacy of Kain saga and its possible return. The least we can say is that they answered present!
More 100,000 players responded to a survey about their interest in Legacy of Kain. Something to restore hope in the possibility of new episodes for this cult saga.
100,000 people respond to Legacy of Kain survey
Crystal Dynamics is not only the studio that has owned the Tomb Raider franchise since 2006, it is also the one that has recovered the Legacy of Kain series in 1999. Since acquisition of Eidos Montreal and Crystal Dynamics last May by Embracer Group, many wondered what the future of the license would be like. And obviously, the studio itself was asking the question. Indeed, we informed you at the beginning of October that Crystal Dynamics had created a questionnaire, available to everyone, to determine player interest about the license. Enough to give players the opportunity to display their love for the saga. This investigation is now complete, and the players were very, very numerous!
Crystal Dynamics “hears you loud and clear”!
Crystal Dynamics announces indeed more than 100,000 players who participated in the survey, of which 73,000 completed the entire survey. Among the questions put to them, they had to choose whether they preferred solo or multiplayer games, PvE or PvP, if they preferred a reboot, a remake, a new episodeetc… And even Crystal Dynamics, in its statement about the investigation, seems to be pleasantly surprised by the enthusiasm aroused by Legacy of Kain, after all these years!
We wanted to get the community’s perspective on what players are looking for, if we were to revisit the land of Nosgoth and our iconic franchise, Legacy of Kain.
In the past, we’ve found that surveys typically get between 1,000 and 3,000 responses, but when we polled people about Legacy of Kain, we got over 100,000 responses. 73,000 players completed the survey in full, and if you are one of them, we thank you very much, and we appreciate the effort, given that the survey was quite long.
We saw the news of our investigation being shared on social platforms and in the press and really felt it was a great way to rekindle this community of passionate fans of this legendary PC and console gaming series.
Rest assured, we hear you loud and clear, and we’ll continue to update you on upcoming possibilities for Legacy of Kain in the future.
Phil Rogers, CEO of Crystal Dynamics and Eidos, transcribed by VGC
Last episode dating from 2003, previous game canceled after its beta… Legacy of Kain represents a risk?
Crystal Dynamics does not promise anything, therefore, but affirms “hear loud and clear” his players. With such a large number of responses, it’s hard to turn a deaf ear! It seemed obvious that the studio can’t just forget such infatuation for one of its licenses. So, should we expect a remaster, a remake, a reboot or even, downright, a new episode for the saga? Hard to say, given that a generation of players of the has not known. Indeed, if the last game in the Legacy of Kain universe dates from 2013, it was a multiplayer game called Nosgothwho has launched its beta in January 2015 and closed in May 2016, so it was never officially released. If we have to go back to the last officially released game, in a complete way … it is about Legacy of Kain : Defiance, sorti en 2003 ! It’s hard to blame Crystal Dynamics for being careful with its license, when its last episode is so long ago…
And you, what would you prefer: a remaster or a remake of an old cult episode, a reboot of the saga, a new episode, or that Crystal Dynamics let this cult license rest?
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