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Square Enix hasn’t sold Just Cause, Life is Strange or Outriders

Embracer Group won't acquire some western IP as part of a recent acquisition announcement.

Despite selling off a bulk of its western development studios, Square Enix says it will keep western IP including Just Cause, Life is Strange and Outriders.

Earlier this week, Embracer Group shocked the gaming world when it announced it had acquired Crystal Dynamics, Eidos and Square Enix Montreal from Square Enix.

Yesterday, Square Enix confirmed that while Embracer would acquire IP including Thief, Legacy of Kain, Deus Ex and Tomb Raider, some would remain in-house.

“Going forward, the company’s development function will comprise its studios in Japan, Square Enix External Studios, and Square Enix Collective,” Square Enix said in a press release. “The company’s overseas studios will continue to publish franchises such as Just Cause, Outriders, and Life is Strange.”

Embracer Group’s acquisition is believed to be completed by September of this year.

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