Marvel’s Avengers has now found itself a new home at Embracer Group following Square Enix’s sale of its major western IPs, but the future of the game remains uncertain for now, as Marvel itself will need to approve any future content.
When asked in an investor call if Marvel’s Avengers and Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy will be included in the acquisition, Lars Wingefors, CEO of Embracer Group, replied:
All games that have been developed by the studios are included in the transaction. However, a number of external approvals are needed from external partners in order to close this transaction, and potentially licensors, as you mention here, could be one of those approvals needed.
I don’t expect any notable commercial agreement relating to the studios or this transaction to be declined by either regulatory parties or business partners; however, that remains to be seen. I think your question was relating to the two existing games and whether they will be still operated and built upon and changed from the existing plans today going forward. And I think that is the color I can give you on this.
The executive added that Embracer needs to wait until the deal has been sealed “to get more color around IPs and the studios.”
[Source – PlayStation LifeStyle]