A new owner of Tomb Raider plans sequels, remakes, and remasters of Lara's past adventures

Embracer paid $300 million to Square Enix earlier this month for Tomb Raider creator Crystal Dynamics as well as the accompanying IP.

In the company's Q4 and full-year financial report, CEO Lars Wingefors stated that Tomb Raider has "huge potential, not only in sequels, but also in remakes, remasters, spinoffs, and transmedia ventures."

According to Wingefors, the comment applies not only to Tomb Raider, which Embracer now owns in its entirety, but also to Deus Ex, Thief, and Legacy of Kain.

While the Embracer CEO may see huge things for the Tomb Raider series in the future, he also has enormous intentions for other game titles that come with the Crystal Dynamics, Eidos Montreal, and Square Enix Montreal acquisitions.

As a result, it's not unreasonable to expect remakes, remasters, and sequels for Tomb Raider, Deus Ex, Thief, and even Legacy of Kain.

The acquisition announcement garnered a "overwhelming and enthusiastic response," according to Wingefors' Q4 earnings report, so Embracer is expected to try to cash in on the good news by investing in the aforementioned franchises.

However, only one new game from the four Wingefors series is currently in active production.

Crystal Dynamics stated earlier this year that a new Tomb Raider game was in development for next-gen platforms, using the Unreal Engine 5.

Apart from this new game, there has been no official indication on whether new Deus Ex, Thief, or Legacy of Kain games will be released.

The new Tomb Raider game was officially included in the merger between Square Enix and Embracer, so we know it will live on under a new parent company.

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