Rumor: Amazon Buys Tomb Raider for Double the Price of Embracer’s Square Enix Purchase
Is Tomb Raider now owned by Amazon? Well, no one really knows for sure, but one website has run a report saying so. Accordingly The Lord of the Rings fansite, The company of fansEmbracer Group is in the process of selling the iconic IP to the juggernaut company.
As part of a wider report on the rights to Tolkien’s works changing hands, the site also claims that Embracer has “sold” the rights to Tomb Raider to Amazon in a deal worth around 600 million (the amount was not specified, though is likely USD). A fellowship of fans cites anonymous sources for its report.
You’ll recall that Embracer Group made a big acquisition last year, essentially owning all of Square Enix’s development studios and their IPs, including Eidos Montreal (Deus Ex) and Crystal Dynamics (Tomb Raider). ) are included. The deal was done for around 300 million dollars. If the report is true, it means Embracer sold just one of its properties for twice what it paid for multiple IPs and studios.
Given the story’s source, we’re taking it with a pinch of salt for now. We know a new Tomb Raider game is in the works, that Amazon is publishing it, and a TV show is also in production. There is a lot of Lara Croft to come in the future, then, but whether or not Amazon has acquired the rights is still unknown.
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