Embracer Group has been on a shopping for spree frankly so giant that it is onerous to maintain up with all of the properties that it owns. Again in Might it was introduced, nonetheless, that the corporate was within the strategy of buying Crystal Dynamics, Eidos-Montreal, and Sq. Enix Montreal. Now, a few months later, the deed has been completed and Embracer now formally owns the lot, amongst different property too.
A press release (opens in new tab) from Embracer Group has confirmed that the interpretation has been accomplished. It very plainly states that: “All circumstances for the transaction, together with regulatory approvals, have now been fulfilled and the transaction could also be accomplished. Embracer has, subsequently, immediately accomplished the acquisition.”
What may be fascinating to customers particularly is that the doc proudly boasts among the IPs it was occupied with procuring with the acquisition. The IPs it lists are; Deus Ex, Thief, Legacy of Kain, and Tomb Raider. It isn’t a affirmation that these are video games that will likely be making a certain look beneath the brand new Embracer Group, but it surely exhibits that its been taking note of the video games that audiences would most definitely wish to see a return of.
Embracer Group hasn’t stopped there although. It was introduced earlier this month that the company was in the process of acquiring another ton of studios (opens in new tab) and properties together with Killing Flooring builders Tripwire Interactive, bodily recreation distributor Restricted Run Video games, Teardown developer Tuxedo Labs, and Center-earth Enterprises which supplies Embracer Group management of The Lord of the Rings.
Admittedly that is an intimidating prospect. An organization proudly owning that a lot IP is a scary factor, and immediately’s acquisition wasn’t fashionable amongst some for different causes: similar to Sq. Enix promoting off its Western studios for ‘solely’ $300 million. Although maybe the larger drawback was that the Japanese writer intends to make use of the cash to concentrate on investments in “blockchain, AI, and the cloud.”
Nonetheless: perhaps this implies we’ll see Deus Ex reborn. One can dream.