The Swedish video game holding Embracer Group, obviously, has big plans for the Tomb Raider, Deus Ex and Thief franchises, after the recently declared acquisition of Eidos Montreal, Crystal Dynamics and Square Enix Montreal.
Over the past few years, various spin-offs have been released in all three franchises, but at present their development is in a limited state. The new Tomb Raider series was postponed in favor of the disaster of the game Marvel’s Avenges, Deus Exmasmind Divated did not live up to sales, and Thief rebooted in 2014 almost stalled. Embracer, however, expects the potential of these cult franchises after a merger.
It is expected that the acquisition process will be completed in the third quarter of 2022.