Embracer Group interested in remakes and remasters following acquisition

Embracer Group has mentioned that it’s interested in placing out sequels, remakes, remasters and spinoffs from the Square Enix-owned properties it’s set to accumulate. 

Earlier this month it was introduced that Square Enix can be promoting off three of its sport studios and numerous its online game IPs to Embracer Group, and Embracer Group has now mentioned what it want to do with these properties.

In the corporate’s full 12 months report (revealed on May 19), it mentioned that it’s sequels, remakes, remasters and spinoffs of the video games it acquired (through PC Gamer).

“After the end of the quarter, we further strengthened our development capabilities and IP-portfolio by entering into an agreement to acquire Crystal Dynamics, Eidos-Montréal and Square Enix Montréal, including Tomb Raider, Deus Ex, Thief and Legacy Of Kain and other IPs.”

Tomb Raider. Credit: Square Enix.

“The announcement got an overwhelming and positive response,” continued Embracer Group. “We see a great potential, not only in sequels, but also remakes, remasters, spinoffs as well as transmedia projects across the Group. We expect the transaction to close in the July-September period.”

The Deus Ex franchise noticed its most up-to-date sport in 2016’s Mankind Divided, while Legacy Of Kain noticed its final launch in 2003’s Legacy Of Kain: Defiance. Exactly what Embracer Group will do with its new back-catalogue of fifty plus video games, and precisely which can be revived or continued, stays to be seen.

Whilst Crystal Dynamics has been acquired by Embracer Group, the studio will nonetheless work on the Perfect Dark reboot in keeping with co-developer The Initiative, which mentioned “we will be continuing this work with them in their next chapter.”

In different information, Sega has mentioned it’s concentrating on excessive evaluate scores for the upcoming Sonic Frontiers.

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