Sequel, remake and remade in the pipeline
Embracer Group said he wants to make sequels, remakes, remasters, spin-offs and more for IP from Crystal Dynamics and Eidos Montreal he is about to acquire. The Swedish company announced this month its intention to acquire much of the Western development arm of Square Enix for 300 million dollars.
The Embracer’s Agreement
The deal will see Embracer become the owner of Crystal Dynamics, Eidos Montreal, Square Enix Montreal and a catalog of IP which comprises tomb Raider And Deus Ex. Lars Wingeforsmanaging director of Embracercommented on his potential plans for the iconic franchises during the company’s fourth quarter earnings report on Thursday.
“We recently announced the acquisition of Crystal Dynamics, Eidos Montreal and Square Enix Montreal, including Tomb Raider, Deus Ex, Thief, Legacy of Kain and other IPs.”
“The announcement had an overwhelming positive response. We see great potential, not only in the sequels but also in the remakes, remasters, spin-offs and transmedia projects of the whole group ”.
Wingefors stated that Embracer provides that the acquisition, which includes approx 1,100 employees in three studios in eight locations around the world, it will end between July and September. According to Embracerthe franchise of tomb Raider sold approx 88 million units And Deus Ex sold approx 12 million units.
When the deal was announced, the CEO of Square Enix America And Europe Phil Rogers he defined Embracer “The perfect fit for our ambitions: to make high-quality games, with great people, sustainably, and grow our existing franchises to their best versions ever.”
The news from Crystal Dynamics
Crystal Dynamics stated in April that the next game of Tomb Raider is under development with theUnreal Engine 5.
“This new engine translates into superior storytelling and gaming experiences”he had declared Dallas Dickinsongeneral manager of the franchise of tomb Raider At Crystal Dynamics. “Our goal is to push loyalty to the max and deliver a high-quality cinematic action-adventure experience that fans deserve from both Crystal Dynamics and the Tomb Raider franchise.”