Square Enix keeps Just Cause, Life is Strange, and Outriders

Yesterday, we heard the landmark news that Square Enix has agreed to the sale of Tomb Raider, Deus Ex, Lara Craft Go – along with the studios that make the games – to the Embracer Group.

The company – which has been on something of a purchasing spree lately – has agreed to acquire three of Square Enix’s Western studios (Crystal Dynamics, Eidos Montreal, and Square Enix Montreal), alongside a suite of IP that once belonged to Square Enix.

But Square isn’t so keen to offload all of its Western IP just yet. A press release from the Japanese publisher has confirmed the company will retain the rights to the Just Cause, Life is Strange, and Outriders. Furthermore, the indie-focused Square Enix Collective will remain under the parent company and will continue to operate.

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