With Eidos Montreal and Crystal Dynamics (together with Square Enix Montreal) being acquired by the Embracer Group, the future of their Marvel titles is in query. Could we see a sequel to Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy? Will Marvel’s Avengers proceed to function?
In the Embracer Group’s current presentation, the query was posed to co-founder and group CEO Lars Wingefors. He first confirmed that, “All video games which were developed by the studios are included in the transaction. However, a quantity of exterior approvals are wanted from exterior events in order to shut this transaction. And probably licensors, as you’ve talked about right here, might be one of these approvals wanted.” In different phrases, Disney’s approval might be mandatory for both recreation’s future.
When requested if the base case is that they’re accepted and half of the deal, and if video games might be developed on the IPs forward, Wingefors mentioned, “I don’t anticipate any notable industrial settlement relating to these studios or the transaction to be declined by both regulatory companions or enterprise companions. However, that is still to be seen. Obviously, I feel your query was relating to the two present video games and whether or not they are going to be operated and constructed upon….” He then famous that there’s “No change from the present plans in the present day.” So for now, we’ll have to wait and see.
Square Enix cited plans to make investments in blockchain, the cloud and AI together with higher aligning its Tokyo group with abroad publishing as some of the causes for the sale. However, trade analyst David Gibson reported that each video games allegedly resulted in $200 million in losses for the writer. It stays to be seen then if – and in what capability – the Embracer Group will proceed to assist them, even with Disney’s approval.