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Crystal Dynamics And Eidos Montréal Reclaim Intellectual Properties

Video game developers Crystal Dynamics and Eidos Montréal recently announced they have retaken control of gaming intellectual properties (IPs) that had been previously owned by Square Enix. According to Gamesindustry.biz, this includes the Tomb Raider franchise, Deus Ex, and more. This comes after the Embracer Group closed a $300 million deal at the end of August that saw the company acquire a large portion of Square Enix’s western video game development arm.

Tomb Raider is now officially under the control of Crystal Dynamics. Prior to this deal, that company made five Tomb Raider games between 2004 and 2016. Additionally, Crystal Dynamics will now be in charge of the Legacy of Kain series.

Meanwhile, in a terms and privacy policy update, Eidos Montréal announced that it has reclaimed titles that it had previously developed, “like Deus Ex and the Thief games.” On top of that, the organization also controls data obtained from those games.

“We will take good care of the people, the IPs, and if we set reasonable expectations, I think we will also be happy with the financial performance on this,” said Embracer Group’s CEO, Lars Wingefors, during a recent interview with Gamesindustry.biz.

(All information was provided by Eidos Montréal, Gamesindustry.biz, Video Games Chronicle, and Wikipedia)

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