The current TR dev takes ownership
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...
Update: The deal has now gone through!
(Update: August 26, 2022) Embracer Group has today confirmed that the purchase of Square Enix's Western studios has officially concluded. The Swedish company now owns Tomb Raider, Deus Ex, Thief and more - all franchises that were previously owned by the Japanese publisher. (Original Story: May 2, 2022) Well,...
According to WC's Jez Corden
Since Perfect Dark's reboot was announced at TGA 2020, we've not really heard much positivity on its development. In fact, reports have since said that developer The Initiative was struggling to get development going, especially before Tomb Raider developer Crystal Dynamics
"It has unfortunately not proven as successful as we would have liked"
Square Enix has kind of thrown Crystal Dynamics under the bus with a recent statement that suggests the studio was not the right team for Marvel's Avengers. In Square Enix's 2021 annual report, president Yosuke Matsuda spoke about how Marvel's Avengers was not as successful as...