Embracer Group completes acquisition of Crystal Dynamics, Eidos-Montréal, Square Enix Montréal

On 2 May 2022, Embracer Group AB ("Embracer") entered into an agreement to acquire the development studios Crystal Dynamics, Eidos-Montréal, Square Enix Montréal, and a catalog of IPs including Tomb Raider, Deus Ex, Thief, Legacy of Kain and more than 50 back-catalog games from SQUARE ENIX HOLDINGS CO., LTD.

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GamingSinceForever464d ago

Now it’s time to go to work on these classics.

ZwVw464d ago (Edited 464d ago )

If they end up anything like the latest Saint's Row (yes, Deep Silver is owned by Embracer), count me out.

MadLad464d ago (Edited 464d ago )

Blame Volition and Deep Silver.
Embracer is like Microsoft in that they're pretty hands off with the studios (and in this case publisher) they acquire, at least if that results in a solid product.
They're both happy to just bankroll devs they have trust in and see what happens.

Sciurus_vulgaris464d ago

One concern I have is that Embracer Group seems to consistently only fund AA to lower budget AAA titles. However, I hope that company has more reasonable expectations for future Tomb Raider [and other newly acquired IPs] than Square Enix.

neutralgamer1992464d ago

They are AA publishers but a lot of their games launch with bugs and glitches. AA is fine but make quality games please

Sciurus_vulgaris464d ago

I’m worried about Embracer pumping out mediocre and unpolished to semi-unpolished games. The company has acquired a lot of IPs that I’m fond of. So I hope Embracers quality standards improve in the near-future.

neutralgamer1992464d ago (Edited 464d ago )

yes agreed in my humble opinion they have way too many valueable IP's but their talent hiring needs assessment. They hired so many first time in gaming industry devs to work on this new SR and it clearly shows

porkChop464d ago

Gearbox isn't AA or low budget. Neither is Volition. They also own 4A Games who made Metro Exodus.

To be honest though, we don't actually get enough AA games. It's either indie or AAA. AA means a smaller budget, which means less strict risk management, which means more creativity and innovation. So if Embracer want to push more AA games I'd be happy with that.

brewin464d ago (Edited 464d ago )

Did the get the Gex IP?! I'd like a new game in that long lost series. A new Legacy of Kain proper would be nice too... Not just some remaster but a whole new game.

BlackIceJoe464d ago

On a conference call right after Embracer bought these companies from SE the execs talked about remaking Gex and bringing out a new legacy of Kain, so they will happen.

brewin464d ago

Awesome! I always thought it was stupid for SE to have all that IP just wasting away. They did Tomb Raider justice but thats about it.

VersusDMC464d ago

They are remaking Destroy all humans games...so i assume they will release a game for every IP they own.

tombfan464d ago

That was fast! I'm glad! :D

MadLad464d ago

Please continue Deus Ex, and do it properly.

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RaidenBlack5h ago

"And The GTA 6 Leak Becomes Most-Liked Gaming Social Post Of All Time"

Stuart57564h ago

No leak will spoil the hype or anticipation, tomorrow can't come soon enough

Profchaos4h ago

Saw the leak and it was disappointingly compressed and ugly definitely not worth the kid dragging his father's name through the mud over. not that anything would be.

Dirtnapstor3h ago

From what I've heard, that leak was not even real. Fan made, spliced from multiple games into this "GTA6" leak.

RaidenBlack3h ago

I think you're talking about the "leaked-trailer" ... that was a fake (had Watch_Dogs 2 clips as well)
but the short clip showing a top-down view of the city is supposedly legit.

poppatron5h ago

Oh man… I’m absolutely jazzed for this

BrainSyphoned5h ago

Xbox tax. It obviously is Starfield that holds that honor and GTA6 only got close because of Game Pass rumors.

RaidenBlack2h ago

well ... here's some stats for some in-game reveal trailers, not initial game announcement or logo reveal:
the Starfield reveal teaser is at 18million views (2 years later)
Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition Trailer is at 13 million views (2 years later)
Cyberpunk reveal trailer is at 23 million views (but 5 years later)
the God of War reveal & gameplay is at 22 million views (but 7 years later) [... and my most favorite reveal]
Spider-Man 1 reveal trailer is at 33 million views (but 7 years later)

Profchaos4h ago

Unsurprisingly Rockstar has a history of doing this gta iv's reveal trailer was so popular it broke the internet or pretty much every single gaming related site out there I remember I couldn't see it until the next day and that after spending hours trying (if you're old like me you'd remember this was in the pre YouTube era)

Thankfully we live in the modern era where YouTube is fault tolerance tested and meant to handle the tsunami that will be everyone and jack Thompson checking out Rockstar's latest offering