Crystal Dynamics now has full control of the Tomb Raider franchise
the developer Crystal Dynamics announced earlier this week that it now officially owns “several gaming franchises,” including Legacy of Kain and Tomb Raider.
In a post on its official website, the company stated that it “has taken control of its most beloved games”. “We are excited to report that Crystal Dynamics has gained control of several game franchises — including Tomb Raider and Legacy of Kain — from the games’ former owner, Square Enix Limited,” the publication announced.
“As a result of this change, Crystal Dynamics (or its affiliates) is now the owner of these games and the controller of gameplay and personal data related to them,” the post explained. “We look forward to starting this new and exciting journey with you,” he concluded.
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The news comes a few months after the decision of the Square Enix to sell Crystal Dynamics and eidosas well as several of its franchises, for the Embracer Groupwhich confirmed the completion of the purchase last month.
At the time, it looked like the rights to the games would also be handed over to Embracer Group, which meant a murkier future for the franchises. Instead, the developer was able to take charge of the works, which should please fans.
It is worth remembering that, shortly before the sale was announced, the studio had revealed that it was working on a new Tomb Raider, using the Unreal Engine 5. So far, nothing more has been said about this project, but this week’s announcement seems to indicate a positive future.