Categories: Video Games

Square Enix sells Eidos and Crystal Dynamics: here’s why

Square Enix he sold his internal western developers (Eidos Montreal, Square Enix Montreal, and Crystal Dynamics) al gruppo Embracer per 300 million dollars. The company later released a press release explaining the reasons behind its decision.

Eidos and Crystal Dynamics sold: here’s what Square Enix has to say

The Japanese company said its goal is to focus on blockchain, AI e cloud. This is what Square Enix president spoke about last week, Yosuke Matsuda; during an interview, Matsuda emphasized theimportance of the blockchain he was born in play to earn to encourage the creation of generated content by users.

Square Enix said it will also continue publishing western franchise such as Just Cause (Avalanche), Outriders (People Can Fly) and Life is Strange (Dontnod, Deck Nine). Below are the words of the company about the deal.

The transaction will help the company adapt to the ongoing changes in the global business environment by establishing a more efficient allocation of resources, which will increase business value by accelerating the growth of the Company’s core businesses in the digital entertainment sector. Additionally, the Transaction allows for the launch of new businesses including blockchain, AI and the cloud. The move is based on the corporate structure optimization policy that the Company established as part of the medium-term corporate strategy presented on May 13, 2021.

The Operation will also provide an opportunity to better align our overseas editorial function with our organization in Tokyo; review the current governance structure and associated reporting lines; and advance the group’s integrated management with the aim of maximizing global revenues generated by future titles launched by the group’s studios in Japan and abroad.

Going forward, the Company’s development function will include its Japan studios, Square Enix External Studios and Square Enix Collective. The company’s overseas studios will continue to release franchises such as JUST CAUSE, OUTRIDERS, and Life is Strange.

Published by
Marco Dellapina

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