Tomb Raider, Deus Ex’s New Owners Will Milk Them For All They’re Worth


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When Embracer Group bought grave robber, Deus Ex and a bunch of other stuff earlier this monthfans got excited that they might actually see a few more games of these beloved series than miserly Square Enix ever managed in its decade of neglect.

Well you/we could get that and then some, because in Embracer’s latest financial resultsthe company says that after the “overwhelming and positive response” to purchases, it sees “great potential” in releasing as many games – and other things – based on these properties as they can handle.

After the end of the quarter, we further strengthened our development capabilities and our 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 ad received an overwhelming and positive response. We see great potential, not only in sequels, but also in remakes, remasters, spin-offs as well as transmedia projects across the Group.

From 2009 to 2022, Square Enix’s ownership of Eidos saw the release of some very good grave robber games, the last of which was released in 2018. They also oversaw the release of two games from a botched Deus Ex trilogy, both excellent but the second being released six years ago.

It’s a long time without major new games, so fans of either series would definitely love to see an announcement on that front. Whether we need remakes and remasters is another matter, though whether the mentioned “spin-offs” are anything like mobile Deus Ex and grave robber games – which are amazing – that would be awesome, thanks.

As for “transmedia projects”, it can range from anime to movies (but remember, grave robber is already get the anime treatment with netflix).


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