Crystal Dynamics has confirmed that it has officially taken over ownership of Tomb Raider and Legacy of Kain, while Eidos Montreal has done the same for Deus Ex and Thief.
They form the 12th operating label under the Embracer Group, which now owns Deus Ex, Tomb Raider, Legacy of Kain, and several back-catalog titles.
According to a recent leak, the next Tomb Raider game will feature a much more experienced Lara deep into her adventuring career.
"We see a great potential, not only in sequels, but also in remakes, remasters, spinoffs as well as transmedia projects," the company says.
"It's not only Tomb Raider, it's also a number of very sizable AAA experiences in the pipeline, both based on beloved franchises that we will own as well as original IPs," says Embracer Group CEO Lars...
The reboot trilogy has sold 38 million across its three games while Lara Croft: Relic Run and Lara Croft: Go had 53 million paid downloads overall.
It's also purchasing IPs like Tomb Raider, Deus Ex, Thief, and Legacy of Kain, along with over 50 back-catalogue titles for $300 million.
Jeff Ross has confirmed joining the team and said he's "thrilled with the project, and especially the team of really wonderful people."
Crystal Dynamics has confirmed that it's working on the next mainline instalment in the Tomb Raider series, and that it's using Unreal Engine 5.
Tomb Raider's YouTube channel has released new footage for Tomb Raider: Ascension, a survival horror prototype that would ultimately morph into Tomb Raider (2013).
The Texas studio, called Crystal Southwest, will be "a major part of all current and future Crystal Dynamics titles."
The rebooted Crystal Dynamics trilogy might be headed to new consoles with enhancements.
But nothing official was announced as of now.
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Story details also revealed.
Ian Milham takes over as series' game director.