Square Enix Selling Tomb Raider, Deus Ex & Thief Studios (And Their Games As Well)

The Embracer Group, a planet-swallowing mass of video game publishers that already includes the likes of Gearbox

While the purchase isn’t final—this is just “an agreement to acquire” them until everything is signed off later in the year—

The studios Crystal Dynamics, Eidos Montreal and Square Enix Montreal (the latter of which will presumably be in for a name change), numbering around 1100 employees worldwide.

The “catalogue of IPs” owned and/or worked on by those studios, including Deus Ex, Tomb Raider, Thief, Legacy of Kain

Also of interest: “Crystal Dynamics is actively working on several AAA projects,

 For the $300 mil, Embracer will get hold of:

Square Enix bought Eidos (and Crystal Dynamics along with it) in 2009,