Eidos Montreal was not too long ago one in every of three studios offered off by Sq. Enix to Embracer Group, together with all of the IP’s collectively owned by Eidos and the studios it went with, Sq. Enix Montreal and Crystal Dynamics.
Altogether Sq. let the studios and IP go for $300 million, a surprisingly low quantity, and Stephane D’Astous, founding father of Eidos Montreal has now not too long ago spoken out about what he believes led to all of it taking place.
In a brand new interview with web site GamesIndustry.Biz, D’Astous spoke about how issues have been behind the scenes when he was nonetheless at Eidos in the course of the Sq. Enix acquisition, and what it was like when he left in 2013.
This led into him discussing what he believes led to Eidos Montreal, Crystal Dynamics, and Sq. Enix Montreal being offered off, and that he’d heard rumours Sony is sniffing round Sq. Enix Tokyo, however not the remainder of the corporate.
“If I learn between the traces, Sq. Enix Japan was not as dedicated as we hoped initially. And there are rumours, clearly, that with all these actions of mergers and acquisitions, that Sony would like to have Sq. Enix inside their wheelhouse.
I heard rumours that Sony stated they’re actually all for Sq. Enix Tokyo, however not the remainder. So, I believe [Square Enix CEO Yosuke] Matsuda-san put it like a storage sale.”
This isn’t the primary time a hearsay like this has come up. Simply days after it was introduced that Sq. Enix can be promoting its western studios, rumours appeared that Sony was eying Sq. Enix.
We all know that extra acquisitions are on the way in which, and with Sony’s greatest acquisition in current historical past having simply closed, the console producer might be preparing for its subsequent huge one.
Supply – [GamesIndustry.Biz]