Embracer Group’s Square Enix Deal Has Huge Implications, But All I Want Is A Soul Reaver Remaster

Embracer Group’s Square Enix Deal Has Huge Implications, But All I Want Is A Soul Reaver Remaster

Earlier this week, Square Enix sold Crystal Dynamics, Eidos-Montreal and Square Enix Montreal to the Embracer Group in a deal said to be worth $300 million. In one fell swoop, the previous team gave up close to 50 games in their portfolio, including the rights to some of their biggest hits in Tomb Raider, Deus-Ex, Thief, and Legacy of Kain.

In the grand scheme of video game company buyouts, this is a big one, with some pretty significant implications going forward. I am not a financial expert, but $300 million to acquire all of that looks like a decent deal for Embracer Group, especially given the fact that it now has the recently revealed development on its hands. Tomb Raider game is being made in Unreal Engine 5. On top of that, Crystal Dynamics has promised to “push the fidelity envelope” and bring us the “high-quality action-adventure cinematic experience that fans deserve from both Crystal Dynamics and the Tomb Raider franchise.” Which is exciting. Now, replace ‘Tomb Raider’ in the last sentence with ‘Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver’, and tell me the butterflies don’t flood your stomach. You can not? I do not blame you

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