Crystal Dynamics is asking fans about Legacy of Kain

Embracer acquires Crystal Dynamics

Crystal Dynamics is asking around about Legacy of Kain, to find out what fans might want from a new game in the franchise.

They’re gauging interest through a survey that includes a whole list of questions pertaining to the series, which hasn’t seen an installment since 2003’s Legacy of Kain: Defiance. Unless of course you count Nosgoth, the free-to-play multiplayer action game that was in open beta from 2015-2016, which my editor does not.

Crystal Dynamics was acquired by the Embracer Group earlier this year as part of a deal with Square Enix to acquire some of its Western studios and their associated IPs. The deal added the studio, its Tomb Raider and Legacy of Kain properties as well as Eidos Montreal and the Deus Ex IP and Square Enix Montreal.

At the time of the deal, it was said that Square Enix lacked confidence in these studios and were going to use the money from the deal to set up investments in blockchain technologies and NFTs. A few months later, former Eidos Montreal boss Stephane D’Astous opined that a lack of good leadership undermined the success of the studios that Square Enix sold to Embracer.

Legacy of Kain

Since then, fans of Crystal Dynamics’ work have hoped that the acquisition meant some of their favorite franchises from about a decade ago would finally get the opportunity to resurface, whether through new remakes and remasters or full sequels. And by the looks of this survey, it seems Crystal Dynamics is interested too.

The survey asks a lot of questions about the series to gauge interest in the possibility of having a remake, reboot or remaster as some of the options possible for the Legacy of Kain franchise. The questions aren’t too specific, some just ask what kind of vampire games respondents enjoy and what features they would look forward to.

Ideally, if a new Legacy of Kain game goes into development, I’d personally want it to go back to its single player setting so we can explore more if not have a more curated experience into the world of Nosgoth rather than another multiplayer team-based deathmatch. 

Crystal Dynamics doesn’t even beat around the bush here, the survey shows that a modern remaster, remake or reboot of the franchise might be in the cards given high enough interest; meaning there is a possibility for a new Legacy of Kain installment in some shape or form in the next couple of years. A direct port of the old games probably won’t be enough to revive the series, so here’s hoping the franchise gets the same love that Tomb Raider did with its 2013 reboot.