Embracer introduced the newest in a collection of acquisitions right now with Crystal Dynamics, Eidos Montreal, and Square Enix Montreal all set to affix the group. As a part of the deal, a number of IPs and greater than 50 back-catalog video games may even be included. Of their plans for the longer term, Embracer promised new installments of beloved franchises like Tomb Raider, Deus Ex, Thief, and Legacy of Kain, in addition to authentic IPs.
What’s Embracer planning for the longer term?
The deal is predicted to shut between July and September this 12 months. After this, Embracer intends to supply an “thrilling pipeline of latest installments and authentic IPs” from the three studios. The IPs they need to purchase embody Tomb Raider, Deus Ex, Thief, Legacy of Kain, and “different authentic franchises” that haven’t been disclosed however undoubtedly don’t embody Life Is Strange, Outriders, or Just Cause. Embracer has mentioned they see “a chance to speculate” in all of those franchises.
Each Crystal Dynamics and Eidos Montreal are engaged on “a number of” AAA initiatives. Crystal Dynamics’ future will proceed to incorporate the brand new Tomb Raider sport that was introduced initially of April. Microsoft studio The Initiative additionally confirmed Crystal Dynamics’ work on the upcoming Excellent Darkish sport will proceed too. In the meantime, Eidos Montreal’s AAA initiatives embody “new releases from beloved franchises and authentic IP”. The studio’s “beloved franchises” are Deus Ex, Thief, and Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy, fuelling hopes of a brand new installment from any of the three. These AAA video games are usually not prone to be launched till a minimum of two years from now, though Sq. Enix Montreal is predicted to launch a few of their cell titles later this 12 months.
In different information, Returnal replace 3.03 has rebalanced the difficulty for the brand new Tower of Sisyphus mode, however this jas meant a whole reset of the leaderboards. Elsewhere, the brand new Playstation Now games for May will embody SoulCalibur VI and Blasphemous.