When Embracer purchased the rights to major franchises such as Tomb Raider and Deus Ex from Square Enix earlier this month, we were all left to pick our jaws up. It seemed to be the year of the year, if not the century, for the holding company.
Embracer has today revealed its hopes for the future following this acquisition (including potential remakes of some classic titles), saying, "After the quarter, we further strengthened our development capabilities and IP-portfolio through entering an agreement to acquire Crystal Dynamics, Eidos Montreal, and Square Enix Montreal, including Tomb Raider, Deus Ex, Thief, and Legacy of Kain and other IPs.
"We see a great potential, not only in sequels, but also in remakes, remasters, spinoffs, and transmedia projects across the Group."
Embracer stated on Saturday that it expects the transaction between itself and Square Enix to close sometime between July and September.
While we may be offended by whether or not any of this possibility will be realized, we also know that Crystal Dynamics plans to combine the most recent Tomb Raider trilogy with the original games'' timeline. It''s working on the next game in Unreal Engine 5.
A set of animated Tomb Raider series will be available on Netflix in the meantime, but it will focus on the events that follow the reboot''s conclusion in 2018, Shadow of the Tomb Raider.
While we wait for more information, you may dive into the Tomb Raider cookbook and prepare a batch of Lara''s favourite beans on toast.