Crystal Dynamics was acquired by Embracer Group this year. Embracer Group AB is a Swedish video game and media holding company based in Karlstad. It does not make its own games but has around 120 game development studios under its label.
Crystal Dynamics is known for its classic franchises like Tomb Raider and Legacy of Kain. However, the Legacy of Kain series has been dormant since 2003; it has been almost two decades since the last Legacy of Kain game came out.
After its acquisition by Embracer Group, fans speculated that the studio might revisit its classic franchises and on the top of the list of the fans was Legacy of Kain. A ray of hope for the revival was seen in October when the studio conducted a survey about the Legacy of Kain series and asked fans about the franchise and what their expectations are from the series in the future.
Well, on Thursday, during an earnings call session, Phil Rogers, CEO Crystal Dynamics and Eidos Interactive ( Crystal Dynamics’ parent company) revealed that the studio has received an overwhelming response from the fans on their survey regarding the Legacy of Kain. And surprisingly, there were over 100K responses to the survey. As stated by Phil in the earnings call session.
We wanted to gain a community perspective on what players are looking for should we revisit the land of Nosgoth and our iconic IP, Legacy of Kain.
In the past, we’ve found that surveys typically get between 1,000 and 3,000 responses, but when we asked folk about Legacy of Kain, we received over 100,000 responses. 73,000 gamers completed it entirely, and if you are one of them, we thank you very much, and we appreciate it was quite an effort given the survey was pretty extensive.
We saw the news of our survey shared across social and press platforms and we really felt this was a great way to reignite this passionate fan community with this legendary PC and console game series. Rest assured, we hear you loudly and clearly, and we will continue to update you on the what if possibilities ahead for Legacy of Kain in the future.”
-Transcribed by VGC
As assured by Phil Rogers that they hear fans loud and clear, and details regarding the Legacy of Kain series’ future will be revealed soon, the future of the Legacy of Kain series looks promising and hopefully, fans will learn more details about it soon.
About Legacy of Kain Series
Legacy of Kain is a series of dark fantasy action-adventure games. The franchise was started in 1996, with Soul Knights being its first developer studio, and afterwards, the lead was taken by Crystal Dynamics.
The series surrounding the Vampire protagonist is considered one of the best vampire games in its genre. In addition, it has been cited as one of the most popular video game intellectual properties associated with vampires.
Not only is it critically acclaimed, but it was also a commercial success back in the day, with over 3.5 million collective franchise sales by 2007. Soul Reaver: Legacy of Kain alone sold 1.5 million copies and was stated as one of the best-selling video games by Sony for PlayStation 2.
The franchise has become a cult classic with a massive fan base who have waited for a long time to experience a new game in the series. It will be interesting to see how Crystal Dynamics, now under their new supervisor and investor, will revive a classic once loved by millions.
So, what are your thoughts about this? Are you a Legacy of Kain fan? Let us know in the comment section below.