New Embracer Group developer Crystal Dynamics has today revealed it's taken control of the Tomb Raider and Legacy of Kain IPs along with "several [other] game franchises". It sees ownership transfer from Square Enix over to the California-based team following its acquisition by the Embracer Group. This news was an inevitability following the buyout made back in May, but with a new Tomb Raider entry in development at the studio, it won't face any legal troubles anymore.
The official blog post simply reads: "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." Remasters and remakes of past Tomb Raider games could be on the cards, and the same goes for older Deus Ex instalments from the company in general.
It's unlikely Crystal Dynamics will have anything to show for a few years, but the team is working on a new Tomb Raider title using Unreal Engine 5.