Tomb Raider and Deus Ex, remake and sequel coming? Embracer is optimistic
The maxi acquisition by Embracer Group of many beloved IPs from Square Enix, such as Tomb Raider and Deus Ex , was certainly one of the most unexpected news of recent weeks, but it has rekindled the enthusiasm of fans towards numerous brands.
With the exception of only Tomb Raider , whose last chapter was still released in 2018 ( you can buy it for less than 10 euros on Amazon ), the publisher seemed to have long since abandoned the idea of experimenting with these franchises, while Embracer has not hidden any be very interested in their future.
After all, the respective production companies have already launched multiple clues about their return : Eidos has emphasized that it is ” the home of Deus Ex and Thief” , while Crystal Dynamics has declared that it is more than aware of how much fans love Legacy of Kain .
With the publication of the financial results for the last fiscal year of Embracer Group, the new home of these beloved brands therefore took the opportunity to return to the maxi acquisition, underlining that they have big plans for their future (via Kotaku ).
The publisher has in fact underlined the great response of fans in the face of the market operation, believing that these franchises have a great potential to be adequately expressed with the launch of new games, and more :
“At the end of last quarter, we strengthened our development capabilities and our IP portfolio by approving the acquisition of Crystal Dynamics, Eidos Montreal and Square Enix Montreal, including Tomb Raider, Deus Ex, Thief, Legacy of Kain and other IPs. .
The announcement had enormous positive reactions: we believe there is great potential not only for sequels, but also for remakes, remasters and spin-offs, as well as transmedia projects for the whole group ».
Embracer Group was therefore positively impressed by the reactions of the fans and believes there are excellent opportunities not only to make new games, but also other dedicated projects.
In fact, the press release refers to real transmedia projects, which could be animated series, films or other ideas that, at the moment, have not been revealed in detail.
In any case, fans awaiting the return of these historic franchises will certainly be satisfied with the operation: perhaps the time has finally come to see Tomb Raider, Deus Ex and many other beloved sagas in action.
These large acquisitions could also soon be joined by the Marvel games of Square Enix : Embracer has admitted that it is already ready to proceed, should the go-ahead from Disney arrive.
But why did the Japanese publisher take this sensational decision, for a figure considered by many fans to be below expectations ? Square Enix recently tried to clarify, emphasizing that they have clear strategies for the future and want to carry out new studies .