Embracer Group wants “remakes, remasters and spinoffs” of titles like Tomb Raider and Deus Ex
According to Embracer Group recent acquisition of Tomb Raider and more, it looks like “remakes, remasters, and spinoffs” are on the table.
Earlier in the month, the gaming industry witnessed its next big acquisition of the year, this time acquiring IPs like Tomb Raider and Embracer Group deus exand studios like crystal dynamics and Eidos Montreal. It’s obvious that Embracer Group wants to capitalize on this wealth of media and talent, but how it intends to do so was not yet clear. Now, in the company’s earnings report, the plans are a little clearer.
Regarding the acquisition, Embracer Group wrote that it had received “an overwhelming and positive response” and said it saw “great potential not only in sequels, but also in remakes, remasters, spin-offs, as well as transmedia projects throughout the world.” group sees. ”
Specifically, the group names IP such as Tomb Raider and Deus Ex in this context, but also titles such as Thief and inheritance from Cainthe former of which hasn’t seen a game since 2014 and the latter since 2003. And considering Legacy of Kain has been around two decades, what better time to bring it back than now.
None of this is very surprising, but the transmedia commentary is certainly interesting. Tomb Raider has obviously had a few film adaptations, so maybe Embracer Group thinks the appeal of the third time is this one. Given how well the Uncharted film performed earlier this year, a proper attempt at a Tomb Raider film series certainly has potential.
That being said, we’ll likely see the usual affair with remasters and remakes. If Legacy of Kain gets another chance, it could be in the form of a remaster to test the waters. We’ll have to wait and see what Embracer Group has planned as the deal isn’t expected to close until September at the latest.
https://www.vg247.com/embracer-group-remakes-remasters-spinoffs-tomb-raider-deus-ex Embracer Group wants “remakes, remasters and spinoffs” of titles like Tomb Raider and Deus Ex