Newly-acquired Embracer studio Crystal Dynamics has taken management of the Tomb Raider franchise as soon as once more
Both Crystal Dynamics and Tomb Raider have been bought by Swedish conglomerate Embracer from earlier proprietor Square – together with quite a few different studios and properties – in a deal value $300 million.
Following the completion of the deal in August, Crystal Dynamics has confirmed it is going to be taking management of one in every of its “most beloved video games.” Crystal Dyamics had been the sequence’ custodian since taking on improvement duties from Core Design within the mid-noughties with Tomb Raider: Legend, however just lately handed the mantle to Eidos-Montreal for Shadow of the Tomb Raider.
In a short press launch, the studio stated it has been handed the reins to “a number of” franchises together with Tomb Raider and Legacy of Kain.
“As a results of this transformation, Crystal Dynamics (or its affiliate) is now the proprietor of those video games and the controller of the gameplay and private information associated to them,” it added. “We sit up for taking this new and thrilling journey with you.”
After promoting a few of its most iconic studios to Embracer, Square Enix stated it plans to fill the void by constructing or buying new studios.
Embracer hasn’t rested on its laurels since scooping up a few of Square’s once-prized property, and within the months since has bought the rights to Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit, and different studios and recreation corporations together with Tripwire Interactive, Tuxedo Labs, and extra.