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After Success of Alan Wake 2, Remedy Has Full Rights To Control Brand

Zuzanna Domeradzka, 29 February 2024, 01:49

Remedy Entertainment studio has purchased the rights to the Control brand from 505 Games. The Finnish studio now has full distribution rights to the Control 2 and Condor franchise.

Lord of the Rings is 'One of the Biggest Gaming IPs in the World'; Embracer has Plan

Adam Celarek, 13 June 2023, 17:16

Swedish media giant Embracer Group has announced major changes in the structure of future projects. The core of the corporation is to become products based on the Lord of the Rings brand.

MicroProse Reclaimed Falcon and Has No Intention of Giving It Up Again

Kamil Kleszyk, 04 May 2023, 16:20

Reactivated in 2019, MicroProse has announced that it has reacquired the rights to the Falcon flight simulator. The developers also announced the development of the iconic brand.

Tomb Raider on Lease; Amazon Ready to Pay (Rumor)

Jakub Tarchala, 01 February 2023, 15:15

Apparently, Amazon is not satisfied with its role as publisher of the latest Tomb Raider. The overseas giant intends to lease the brand. This is suggested by the latest rumor.

Tomb Raider, Deus Ex and Thief Return to Crystal Dynamics and Eidos Montreal

Kamil Kleszyk, 08 September 2022, 14:20

Crystal Dynamics and Eidos Montreal have officially taken control of the Tomb Raider, Deus Ex and Thief brands. Until recently, they were managed by Square Enix.

Square Enix Won't Abandon Just Cause, Life Is Strange and Outriders Brands

Adrian Werner, 03 May 2022, 10:19

Despite selling its western studios to Embracer Group, Square Enix does not intend to limit itself to Japanese productions and will continue to develop brands such as Just Cause, Life is Strange and Outriders.

Deus Ex and Tomb Raider Acquired Along With Creators by Embracer Group

Adrian Werner, 02 May 2022, 11:58

Embracer Group bought out Crystal Dynamics, Eidos-Montreal and Square Enix Montreal studios and a number of popular IPs from Square Enix, including Deus Ex, Tomb Raider and Legacy of Kain.

Devs Waived Royalties From Ghostrunner Sales

Adrian Werner, 29 April 2022, 11:13

505 Games has become the exclusive owner of the rights to the Ghostrunner brand. The publisher has paid One More Level and All In! Games for waiving royalties from sales of the game.

Puzzle Game Wordle Acquired for a Hefty Amount of Money

Adrian Werner, 01 February 2022, 16:11

The wildly popular word puzzle game Wordle has been acquired by The New York Times for a seven-figure amount.

Hexen, Guitar Hero, King's Quest - Xbox Boss Wants to Resurrect Old Activision IPs

Adrian Werner, 21 January 2022, 11:52

Phil Spencer gave an interview in which he revealed that Microsoft intends to resurrect Activision's old IPs. Among the candidates to return to the market are the Hexen, Guitar Hero and King's Quest series.

We Created Ultimate List of Activision Blizzard Brands to be Acquired by Microsoft

Michael Zegar, 19 January 2022, 17:05

We took a look at the Activision and Blizzard brands that will soon become Microsoft's property. Their number is impressive.

Conan and a Dozen Other IPs Go to Funcom After Cabinet Group Acquisition

Michael Zegar, 14 September 2021, 21:43

Funcom has acquired Cabinet Group along with its IPs, including Conan the Barbarian. The developers have already announced a video game crossover of the newly acquired IPs. The game is to be inspired by Fortnite.

Crytek May be Acquired by Tencent; Concerns of Espionage Appear

Adrian Werner, 14 July 2021, 12:40

Tencent is said to be preparing to acquire Crytek. This would be a controversial move, as the team also develops technology for military simulators, so there are fears that it could be used by China to spy on the NATO countries.

Ghostrunner Sold to 505 Games

Adrian Werner, 31 March 2021, 12:55

505 Games has acquired the rights to Ghostrunner, last year's cyberpunk action game from Polish team at One More Level, for €5 million.

Huawei Sells Honor Sub-brand

Bartlomiej Sagan, 17 November 2020, 17:32

Recent rumors have suggested the sale of the Honor sub-brand by Huawei. Today, reports have been confirmed.

Fans Ask Sony to Buy Konami After Microsoft Acquired Bethesda

Jacob Blazewicz, 21 September 2020, 20:17

Microsoft's buyout of ZeniMax caused a storm in the web. In response, Sony fans proposed that the company should purchase another large publisher.

BloodRayne Returns - Franchise Gets a New Publisher

Jacob Blazewicz, 15 June 2020, 23:17

Ziggurat Interactive took over the legacy of Majesco Entertainment. Among the brands acquired by the publisher was the BloodRayne series, which will receive upgraded PC editions and - perhaps - a new installment.

Sniper Elite Devs Buy The Bitmap Brothers Along With Their IPs

Agnes Adamus, 25 November 2019, 22:47

Rebellion has taken over The Bitmap Brothers and its entire portfolio. The devs of the Sniper Elite series announce that they will port their older games to new platforms and develop new titles based on freshly acquired, classic IPs.

Telltale Games Resurrected

Michael Kulakowski, 28 August 2019, 22:40

Adventure game specialists Telltale Games will be revived by the new owners of the rights to the team name and its achievements, who have purchased them thanks to Chinese capital. There is a chance that in the future there will be a continuation to such series as The Wolf Among Us and Batman: The Telltale Series.

Master of Magic - Return of Iconic 4X Strategy Announced

Jacob Blazewicz, 05 August 2019, 23:55

Slitherine Software has acquired the rights to the Master of Magic franchise. Thus, the publisher continues the practice of resurrecting forgotten strategies, this time aiming at the iconic 4X game.

Remedy Entertainment Regains Rights to Alan Wake

Bart Swiatek, 01 July 2019, 14:50

The publishing rights to the horror game series Alan Wake have returned to its creators - the team at Remedy Entertainment. The information appeared in a report on royalty profits. The previous owner of the franchise was Microsoft.

THQ Nordic Takes Over Piranha Bytes and its IPs

Adrian Werner, 22 May 2019, 10:55

THQ Nordic bought Piranha Bytes, a team of Risen and Elex fame. At the same time, the publisher also acquired the rights to the Gothic series, i.e. the first IP of the team.

THQ Nordic Plans More Acquisitions

Frozen, 22 February 2019, 00:05

THQ Nordic has just got a hold of 2,09 billion Sweden Krona (around $225 million) and intends to use it to acquire new IPs, developer teams and other assets that will contribute to the company's further development.

Scalebound Returns... on Nintendo Switch?

Jacob Blazewicz, 19 February 2019, 15:33

Nintendo Insider acquired information suggesting the revival of Scalebound. According to the website's sources, the game from PlatinumGames will launch as a Nintendo Switch exclusive.

Bungie parts ways with Activision, takes Destiny

Bart Swiatek, 11 January 2019, 11:48

Bungie ends its cooperation with the publishing company Activision. The rights to Destiny are given to the developer.

Outcast franchise bought by THQ Nordic

Christian Pieniazek, 10 January 2019, 23:25

THQ Nordic announced that it has acquired the rights to the Outcast brand, originally created by Appeal. The IP joined the constantly growing portfolio of the Swedish giant.

Prison Architect brand in the hands of Paradox Interactive

Christian Pieniazek, 09 January 2019, 15:30

Paradox Interactive became the new owner of rights to the Prison Architect brand, which was bought from Introversion Software studio. While the publisher has ambitious plans related to its development, the existing authors intend to focus on new projects.

I.G.I. 3 may be in works

luckie, 04 January 2017, 14:41

Back in the early 2000s Project I.G.I. and I.G.I. 2: Covert Strike first-person shooters gained a faithful following of fans who loved the games despite some technical issues. Now the series is about to get another installment from the original creators.

PayDay 3 confirmed; PayDay 2 drops microtransactions

luckie, 31 May 2016, 10:57

PayDay 3 is going to happen, confirmed Starbreeze Studios. As for PayDay 2, the game will be receiving support for another 18 months. The next update will also remove microtransactions and add free features for all players.

Ron Gilbert asks Disney to have Monkey Island and Maniac Mansion IPs back

luckie, 24 May 2016, 11:58

Since Disney is no longer making video games, Ron Gilbert asked the company to sell him Monkey Island and Maniac Mansion IPs back. Apparently, the game creator has plans for the future development of these legendary franchises.