Goodbye Tomb Raider, hello Final Fantasy NFTs?

An illustration of Lara Croft from Tomb Raider
(Image credit: Square Enix)

Square Enix has sold its legacy games, including Tomb Raider, Thief and Deus Ex to Embracer Group for $300. This feels like a small fee for such major and iconic franchises, so why has the Japanese publisher done this? 

A clue is in what those games are, what they're not, and a press release that states the, "transaction enables the launch of new businesses by moving forward with investments in fields including blockchain, AI, and the cloud."

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Editor, Digital Arts & 3D

Ian Dean is Editor, Digital Arts & 3D at Creative Bloq, and the former editor of many leading magazines. These titles included ImagineFX, 3D World and video game titles Play and Official PlayStation Magazine. Ian launched Xbox magazine X360 and edited PlayStation World. For Creative Bloq, Ian combines his experiences to bring the latest news on digital art, VFX and video games and tech, and in his spare time he doodles in Procreate, ArtRage, and Rebelle while finding time to play Xbox and PS5.