Embracer Group has introduced that its acquisition of Crystal Dynamics, Eidos Montréal, Sq. Enix Montréal, and greater than 50 video games and IPs together with Tomb Raider, Deus Ex, and Thief has now accomplished.
Embracer revealed back in May that it might be getting into into a $300 million deal with Sq. Enix that may see it decide up most of Sq.’s western portfolio of studios and IPs, together with heavy hitters like Tomb Raider and Deus Ex as properly as dozens of different legacy video games and manufacturers. Right this moment, the publishing group confirmed that this deal has now been finalised.
Embracer now owns Tomb Raider and Deus Ex
A press release issued by Embracer states that “all situations for the transaction, together with regulatory approvals, have now been fulfilled and the transaction could also be accomplished. Embracer has, subsequently, in the present day accomplished the acquisition,” including that “the businesses will kind the 12th operative group underneath the management of Phil Rogers and his administration groups.” Sadly, it provides no extra details about the 50+ back-catalogue video games and IPs that have been included within the deal past mentions of the large ones — Tomb Raider, Deus Ex, Thief, and (splendidly) Legacy of Kain — however we’ll hopefully be taught extra in the end now that the deal is finished… we might like to know whether or not the likes of Sleeping Dogs or Murdered: Soul Suspect could be a part of this discount deal, however we’ll simply have to be affected person. We’ll additionally have an interest to search out out what this implies for the way forward for Marvel’s Avengers, though we do know that Sq. Enix has held onto a handful of its western franchises, together with Simply Trigger, Life is Unusual, and Outriders.
What do you reckon Embracer will do with this wealth of new manufacturers and studios first? What hidden treasures could be in that intriguing bundle of 50-odd legacy video games and IPs? Tell us what you suppose!