Some of you may recall that in the recent whirlwind of acquisition news, Embracer Group successfully picked up Square Enix's Western studios & IP. Those series' included Tomb Raider, Deus Ex, Thief and more, and the current developer of Tomb Raider has announced that it will continue to take charge of that particular franchise.
In a news post on the team's website, Crystal Dynamics announced that it is has 'taken control' of both Tomb Raider and Legacy of Kain, and that the developer is now the owner of the two franchises.
"We are excited to inform you that Crystal Dynamics has taken control of several game franchises—including TOMB RAIDER and Legacy of Kain—from the games’ previous owner, Square Enix Limited.
As a result of this change, Crystal Dynamics (or its affiliate) is now the owner of these games and the controller of the gameplay and personal data related to them.
We look forward to taking this new and exciting journey with you!"
Of course, Crystal Dynamics was recently charged with rebooting the Tomb Raider series, with the modern Tomb Raider trilogy spawning three titles across a five-year window. Legacy of Kain on the other hand hasn't been touched since 2003.
The developer is also working in tandem with Xbox's The Initiative, and it'll be interesting to see how the team juggles that responsibility with its freshly acquired IP.
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