Earlier today, another huge gaming acquisition was revealed by Embracer Group. Okay, it’s not Xbox-Activision Blizzard levels of huge, but the Swedish company is picking up all of Square Enix’s Western studios. However, that doesn’t mean that the Japanese publisher is completely cutting itself off from Western games, despite the sale.
In a response published by VGC, Square Enix reassured fans that the company will still be publishing some Western games, reeling off some its existing series’.
“Going forward, the company’s development function will comprise its studios in Japan, Square Enix External Studios, and Square Enix Collective […] The company’s overseas studios will continue to publish franchises such as Just Cause, Outriders and Life is Strange.”
So, there you have it. If you’re a big fan of of any of these franchises, Square Enix is still looking to publish future games in those series’, for now at least. It’s the internal studios that are moving on, including IP such as Tomb Raider, Deus Ex, Thief, and more.
If the acquisition goes through, Embracer Group will be responsible for funding and publishing games from these popular franchises, through one of its publishing arms which include THQ Nordic. Thankfully, that should lead to future Tomb Raider, Deus Ex and Thief games remaining multiplatform unless any other deals go down!
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