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Crystal Dynamics Now Owns Tomb Raider and Legacy of Kain Franchises

Crystal Dynamics has announced that it has taken control of Legacy of Kain and Tomb Raider games following its sale to Embracer Group. In a press release, the studio said that it’s now the owner of these franchises. Crystal Dynamics previously teased the return of Legacy of Kain, and a new Tomb Raider is already in development. All that’s left now is Gex and a lot of fans’ prayers will be answered!

Crystal Dynamics is now responsible for Tomb Raider games’ data

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Crystal Dynamics’ announcement reads more like a legal notice than anything else. The studio specifically mentioned that it is now responsible for all gameplay and personal data associated with Legacy of Kain and Tomb Raider games, indicating that it was tasked to make this known since Square Enix has relinquished control. The full notice reads:

We are excited to inform you that Crystal Dynamics has taken control of several game franchises—including TOMB RAIDER and Legacy of Kain—from the games’ previous owner, Square Enix Limited. As a result of this change, Crystal Dynamics (or its affiliate) is now the owner of these games and the controller of the gameplay and personal data related to them. If you’d like to know more, please refer to our new Terms of Service and Privacy Notice. 

We look forward to taking this new and exciting journey with you!

Interestingly, up until last month, Square Enix was still filing DMCAs against new Tomb Raider game leaks. We’re assuming that Crystal Dynamics’ ownership is effective September 2022 as the aforementioned press release went live just a couple of days ago.

In other news, a former Sony manager has revealed why PS5 didn’t launch with a folders feature, and CD Projekt RED has confirmed that the next Witcher game will be the start of a multi-game series.