Embracer Group has big plans for the intellectual property acquired with Eidos and Crystal Dynamics. Particularly for games like Thief, Deus Ex, Tomb Raider and Legacy of Kain. In its latest financial report, the company explicitly mentions sequels, as well as remakes, remasters and spin-offs, as well as transmedia projects (comics, TV series, possibly movies) involving the entire group:
Following the end of the quarter, we further strengthened our development capabilities and intellectual property portfolio by reaching an agreement to acquire Crystal Dynamics, Eidos Montreal and Square Enix Montreal, including but not limited to the intellectual property of Tomb Raider, Thief, Legacy of Kain and Deus Ex. The ad received very positive reviews. We see great potential not only in sequels, but also in remakes, remasters and spin-offs, as well as in transmedia projects involving the entire group. We expect the deal to close in July-September.
Clearly, the Embracer Group wants to leverage its new features in the gaming space, making the most of these beloved smart objects. Good news in particular for fans of Deus Ex, Thief and Legacy of Kain – three franchises put on hold by Square Enix that many felt were simply underutilized or misused, as was the case with Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, excellent a game tainted with controversial microtransaction controversy and under-doneness.