Tomb Raider developer Crystal Dynamics has announced it has taken control of a number of franchises including the Tomb Raider series from Square Enix following completion of its acquisition by Embracer Group. The announcement was made on the studio's official web site.

"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."

Embracer Group recently announced the completion of the acquisition of development studios Crystal Dynamics, Eidos-Montreal, Square Enix Montreal, and a catalog of IPs including Tomb Raider, Deus Ex, Thief, Legacy of Kain and more than 50 back-catalog games from Square Enix.

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