Embracer Group stated in its recent financial report that it intends to make remakes, remasters and spinoffs of the Crystal Dynamics series.
Embracer Group has large plans for the intellectual properties acquired together with Eidos and Crystal Dynamics. More specifically for those Thief, Deus Ex, Tomb Raider and Legacy of Kain . In his latest financial report, he explicitly speaks of sequels, but also of remakes, remasters and spinoffs , as well as of transmedia projects (comics, TV series, maybe films) that involve the whole group:
“After the end of the quarter, we further strengthened our development capabilities and IP-portfolio by entering into an agreement to acquire Crystal Dynamics, Eidos Montreal and Square Enix Montreal, including Tomb Raider, Deus Ex, Thief and Legacy of Kain and other IPs. The announcement got an overwhelming and positive response. We see a great potential, not only in sequels, but also in remakes, remasters, spinoffs as well as transmedia projects across the Group. We expect the transaction to close in the July-September period.”
Clearly, Embracer Group wants to put its new properties in the gaming sector to good use, exploiting these beloved intellectual properties to the fullest. Good news in particular for fans of Deus Ex, Thief and Legacy of Kain, three franchises frozen by Square Enix, which according to many were simply under-exploited or misused, as in the case of Deus Ex: Mankind Divided , an excellent title stained from the controversy over the controversial microtransactions.